For the first time a few days ago, I looked at a picture of Sunshine before her surgery (actually, the one in my blog header) and thought to myself, "Oh my, wow she really had a cleft!" It was the first time I actually *saw* it. Amazing, just amazing and miraculous what a difference it is. Her stitches are almost dissolved now, just a few left in her lip. And now that Sunshine is slowly starting to show us her new smile, I'm falling in love all over again. It's pretty cool to get to fall in love with your daughter's face twice :-) It's also awesome for other people to finally be able to see her the way we do ... without a cleft.
She is starting to turn back into the happy, joyful Sunshine we know. It's taken awhile and the past week and a half has been ... ummm ... shall we say, rough? Lots of temper tantrums and missed sleep ... Sunshine's smiles and laughter were definitely missed around here. Poor girl, she sure didn't ask for this surgery :-( It's wonderful to see her getting back to normal though. And it's even more wonderful to see that happy face that I adore so much. God is so good.