Thursday, April 19, 2012


What is a timeline? According to Merriam-Webster dictionary it is: A graphic representation of the passage of time as a line.

Okay, so now on to why I brought this subject up...My kids have to do a timeline for school from birth on to how ever old they are. Our kids are adopted so the details we have are unknown. It saddened me today when I thought about the milestones in each of my kids lives. When did they roll over, sit up, crawl...all of those first steps in developing movement.

I do know that when Jovan was 4 1/2 he felt grass for the first time as I was the one who set him in it. The look on his face was priceless!! Then of course for all three to ride an airplane was memorable...and then on to everything at home in America.

So, what do I put on the timeline? I don't have the same year details...Kristina we adopted when she had just turned four. Both boys were seven when they were adopted...

As I look at the sheet right in front of me I am thankful to God that they no longer have an "empty" timeline. Starting from the day we adopted them a new timeline was formed. One with firsts and memories too!

Update...did Jovan's so his is done! Now on to Kristina's!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Do your own timeline. Don't worry about it being from birth. I gave their b-days, and did other things like the first airplane ride to America, first lost tooth, first time they played soccer, etc. You'll be surprised at how much you can fill in. And, the other kids in the class think the whole plane ride to America deal is cool. LOL. We've never had a problem doing it "our way" w/ the teachers. Good luck and have fun w/ it. stephanie