Saturday, February 28, 2009

life is sweet

I just wanted to post quickly to brag describe some awesomeness from yesterday . . . At least 6 different times, Sofia told me that she loves me. Wow. Different languages. Different phrasings. Different situations. Some of the times were even with a showering of kisses.

I heard:
  • I love you.
  • I love you very much.
  • Jag alskar dig.
  • Jag tycker om dig.
  • etc.
The first time of the day was while she was watching a home dvd of Joel as a baby. She called me over and whispered "I love you" into my ear.

This morning she woke me up (Stefan was already up) by climbing into bed and giving me a big bear hug. We have come so far.

Right now she is watching a Russian cartoon dvd that we bought in SPB. She has wanted nothing to do with it since we've been home. This morning she said she wanted to watch (and hear) Russian. I think she is really feeling secure and safe now and is allowing herself to embrace her Russian heritage (well, I'm pretty sure she's not actually thinking about it in those terms). Yesterday she told Stefan she didn't want to stay in Finland that she wanted to go back to Russia- then she burst out laughing and said "just joking" (in Swedish).

I'll leave you with a photo of Joel and Sofia from Wednesday . . . I will post soon about what we've been up to this week (it's not all been roses).


Joy said...

It is so nice to hear that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Tiger & Kar said...

Isn't it so sweet to finally hear that? Congratulations!

Jackie said...

Oh!!! That is awesome to hear! Those moments definitely help so much and far outweigh the tough times. Yay!!!

tammy said...

i know that was great to hear! i'm sure those words made your day.

Purplestamper said...

Cheers to many many more bear hugs, I love yous and all that sweet stuff. An answer to pray. Although it isn't all roses, there are blossoms there waiting to open. :-) Sweet. JOYful and Goose bump provoking.

Kim Abraham said...

I love hearing her sweet and silly personality come to life! :0)

Okay, I've got to know (and I can't figure it out myself) do get crossed out words in your post. I've tried everything. :(

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