THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Conversation with Eli about Sophia...


I have been talking with Eli about our trip to China and about Sophia. This is a conversation we had the other night.

Eli, "Mom, Sophia may not love us when we get to China."

Mom, "That is true, she might be scared and sad when she first comes to be with us."

Eli, "How do I make her love me Mom?"

Mom. "You love her first with all of your heart."

Eli thinks about this and I can tell he understands.

Mom, "You are so wonderful Eli that she won't be able to resist you and she will love you."

Eli looks at me and smiles as if to say "of course she won't be able to resist me", and goes off to play.

19 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

TOOOO CUTE..
Love this...
I can't wait to see them together..
Sophia will LOVE Eli the minute she sees him..
Hugs girly..
You are sooo close..

Jodee Leader said...

What a sweet conversation!

Patricia/NYC said...

Soooo PRECIOUS!!!! Eli is going to make one AWESOME big brother!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Just so you know, I am taking notes.

Lea said...

Eli is too cute.

Is he going to China with you?

Lea
xo

Catching Butterflies 3 said...

Very cute! It is important for him to understand she may reject him or other family members for a time. Philip (adopted at age 2 ) rejected our daughter Nicole at first. We didn't expect it, and it hurt her. As you know, Sarah (adopted at 4) rejected me. That hurt me, but it made Nicole and Jessica so made too. They love me and Sarah’s rejection hurt them too. You should continue these talks with him. Everyone in the family needs to be prepared for the process of bonding. I hope it goes really easy for all of you!

Catching Butterflies 3 said...

It made them mad...not made!

Calico Sky said...

Oh that is really lovely! Are all the children coming with you to China? What a fascinating trip that will be for them, hopefully you can get some sight seeing in before you have Sophia.

So sweet is your Eli!

Linda said...

What a great picture of Eli. How could you not love him!!!. Tell Eli that Lauren loves her cousin Josh, and has from the beginning. She was shy with other people (or scared), but she just seemed to know that Josh would not hurt her and would play with her. It's so sweet to see her with him. He feels like he is taking care of her. His name was the first one she said in the family.
Eli, you will be the best big brother in the world.... Linda

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

That is so sweet! Eli will be a great brother. Most likely Sophia will love Eli instantly ...they seem to bond with the little ones very easily. Very soon my friend!!!

Love,
Robin

The Princess's Mommy said...

Sweet boy. I can't wait to see the two of them together!

Happy Easter!
Monica

Steffie B. said...

It will be all you want it to be and more my sweet girl....these two are going to be best pals.....I am dying to get Andrew home to meet Sophia and Daniel. I can't wait to see you.....you guys will have to come over on a Saturday afternoon once we re-coup.

Sharon said...

So sweet!!! Can't wait till you are there!!

I just wanted to pop over and wish you and you precious family a very Happy Easter!! I will be thinking of you! Hope you take lots of shots!!
Sharon

kerri said...

Beautiful conversation.Sophia and Eli will be the best of friends.
Happy Easter to you..

The Byrd's Nest said...

They really DO worry about these things but I will say that Lottie and Emma had "love at first sight!" I am praying for all of you!

Special K said...

The wisdom of a child. Give sweet Eli a hug for me and Micah!

Kayce said...

What a cutie! He is going to be the best big brother!

Dita said...

You got that right! Who could resist that little sweetie?

Jonni said...

Now that's sweet. No worries, Sophia is going to LOVE Eli! :)

Hugs,
Jonni