Today we experienced a first with our newly adopted daughter, Selah.
Today was the first time our daughter defiantly turned to me and said, "me go back to Ethiopia!!"
It was over something silly - I corrected her for hitting/swatting at me when she was play-fighting with me. She said it with a grin on her face....but it still hurt.
What she sees is a mommy who loves her and smiles even when she says hateful things. What she doesn't see is the insecurity that sometimes wonders if she really wishes she could go back.