Mattie Wright here. Thought I'd write in here, to let you know what's been happening to us, the Wright family.
Korina Grace continues to flourish, grow. She is an amazing little girl; we feel so blessed that she is a part of our lives. she's assimilated into our family, is quickly learning English, acting like a typical American preschooler. Not even being on crutches or falls slow her down; her energy level is nothing short of incredible!
Kris, Kaylie, and Kenny (her brother and sisters) delight in their little sister: her Oriental features don't faze them in the least little bit; that doesn't matter to them. To them, she is their little sister, a sister to hug, play with, fight with. They are always together.
We are adopting two more children. They should be here within six months to a year or so, according to our adoption caseworker. We've applied to adopt a little boy from Africa (aged two) and a little girl (three) from Mexico. Their names are Kesogo and AnaGraciela, and we've already fallen in love with them just by seeing their pictures. We are already counting the days to where Kesogo and AnaGraciela will be with us; we can't wait!!
We now have four children; soon we will have six. Two boys, four girls. Three birth, three adopted. Yet they will be brothers and sisters, and we will be their parents.
Not your typical looking American family, but why should it matter?? As long as we have the love inside our hearts, that should be what's important, not where our children come from or the color of their skin!
In nearly two and a half months, we will be celebrating one year since Korina joined our family from Vietnam. She's grown, flourished so much; we feel so blessed to be a part of her life! People do stare at her crutches, her shiny leg braces, but they are always forgotten whenever Korina breaks out into song or into one of her full-throated, big, belly-busting guffaws. She's as typical as she comes!
Doctors have finally diagnosed Korina's problem. She has cerebral palsy. This is why she was having so much trouble in learning to walk, plus some of her movements are stilted, herky-jerky; yet unlike a lot of people with CP, she is able to function beautifully other than her walking. I'm just grateful to God that she's not a prisoner of her own body, unable to do anything for herself!
Well, that's about all that's new here. I will be updating our lives in a future letter; until then, take care, and may God bless you! I hope to write within a month or so, to let you know how the prospective adoptions of AnaGraciela and Kesogo are progressing. Hopefully by then, they'll either be here or about to come into our family! Exciting times are surely ahead for us, the Wrights!!
~To be continued.~