Monday, June 28, 2010

Ode to Gizem

As we began this adventure
Not knowing
Who or what to expect
We met and realized we were beyond clueless
Yet we pressed forward, unsure.

With classes each day
In English
Rules learned, expectations refined.
We fell into a comfortable rhythm of life
The old fell away.

From an only child
To one of five
Sharing new parents
A bathroom, television, yourself
Each lesson filed.

With acceptance we found
An appreciation
Of differences and similarities
Conversation, teasing, cooking
Common ground.

After this precious year
We realize
How little we expected and
How much we received, a gift
Someone dear.

Until we reunite, when isn't clear
Our foreign daughter
Member of this family
Part of our history and our heart
We hold you near.

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