Sophi: "Oh, like we were adopted."
Xander: "But with a lot less paperwork!"
Cali, Graci and I were on a daddy date yesterday at Lagoon. We noticed a girl working there who had a leg discrepancy. She did just fine, but, much like Sophi, her body went up and down a bit as she walked. After we got home, I was putting Sophi's shoes on. One of them has about a 5-inch lift to help her walk evenly.
Me: "Sophi, today we saw a girl at Lagoon whose legs are like yours! One is longer than the other."
Sophi: "Does she have arms?
Me: "Yes, but her legs are like yours."
Sophi: "Oh. She uses her toes to do everything?"
Sophi (interrupting me): "She can do the splits?"
Me: "No. When she stands, she has to bend one leg or stand on her tippy toes on the other leg."
I love to get little glimpses into my kids minds, especially the younger ones. It's cute to see what popped into Sophi's head when I told her I met someone like her.
After I got Sophi's shoes on, she and I went on a walk. I pushed Elli in the stroller and Molly came along, but Sophi and I were able to have a great conversation. She is such an incredible little girl. She talked mostly about her plans for the future. She wants to go to every school in the world because she loves learning things, particularly things about animals. (By every school, she means elementary, jr. high, high school and college:) She wants to be a mom and a doctor and several other things. I am excited to see how her life unfolds.
Taylor and Parker were outside as we started on our walk, and Sophi went up and gave Parker a great big hug. I was struck by how tremendously blessed our family is to have Sophi in our midst. And how lucky Sophi is to have such wonderful older siblings.
"As arrows are in the hands of a mighty man, so are children of the youth. Happy is the man who hath his quiver full of them." Psalms 127: 4-5