Remember Jazzie's homework assignment? Well, while dropping Jazzie off at school yesterday, her teacher pulled me aside and told me about what happened in class when Jazzie was describing the pictures in her timeline.
The very first picture is when I first got to hold Jazzie in China. This sparked a lot of questions from the class: "You are adopted"?? "You were born in China?" It's funny how after all this time, the kids have never put two and two together. Jazzie's teacher told me how Jazzie stood in front of the rest of the class and answered all the kids' questions, filled with confidence and pride.
I am so proud. All our talks with Jazzie about how she came to join our family have done their job. I have always been honest with Jazzie when she asks questions and my hope has always been (and will continue be) for my girls to be able to talk about their adoption story without fears, anger or shame. I want them to be proud and confident.
It sounds like Jazzie is well on her way.