For as good as the orphanage Jada's in now seems, in terms of facility and structure and caretakers, it's just one place. The only place she's known. Which means when we go get her and bring her home, it'll be a pretty big change for her, one I'm sure that will be hard on her at first.
But it also means a whole new world opens up for her. Even a simple walk around the block in her new neighborhood will seem a wondrous thing. Amy and I can't wait to introduce her to new things outside of the world she's known: the ocean, museums, Philadelphia architecture, and the list goes on and on.
One of the things Amy and I talked about yesterday is the wonderful thing it will be to see our world from her eyes. While we don't want to live out our unfulfilled childhood dreams through her, it will be nice to experience through her what it is like to grow up in a big city. We'll get to read all of our favorite childrens' books, and learn anew subjects like math and history.
I guess it's a whole new world for her, and the same world but like new for us. What a wonderful thing to experience.