This is my littlest girl, Katie, trying her darndest to wink back at me.
In this photo you can see a scar on her right cheek (reader's left, Katie's right).
This scar has not always been on her cute face. Well, of course it hasn't, I hear you saying...she wasn't BORN with it.
So, the first photo I got of the girls was August 2006.
This scar showed up for the first time in a photo sent to me in March of 2008.
When I went to Haiti to pick up the girls, I asked the American Girl staying there for a year or so if she knew what happened to warrant such a scar.
Unfortunately, this gal was there to help the teens pass their English classes and did not directly care for the toddlers and therefore didn't know. She suggested that she hurt her face in bed somehow as the cribs (cages) are made of old metal.
Here is a picture of Yolanta standing next to her bed. She slept on the top. Notice the WB in her hand.
Here is a picture of Katie's bed. She slept on top, too.
When a mother gives birth to a baby, she usually knows where each and every blemish or scar came from. I don't know how Katie got this scar and I likely never will. The best I could get out of Yolanta was "Katie tonbe." Katie fell.
Oh well. She's still gorgeous. And when she's a teenager and is totally self-conscious about it, I'll tell her she used to be a princess warrior who fought injustices all over the world.
Hm. I don't believe in reincarnation...but I bet she COULD be a princess warrior.