Wednesday, April 21, 2010

One Year Ago

On April 14, 2009 we received our first picture and information of Gracie. It was our referral day! I posted this on facebook on the one year anniversary of referral day, but forgot to post it here. On referral day, Gracie's picture was beautiful, but sad. She was severely malnourished. And many times in her short life it was thought that she would not make it. But God had another plan. As she started to put on a little weight our agency felt that she would survive and they chose us to be matched with her. On that date she was 3 months old and 5.6 pounds. Here are the first two pictures we received of her:

And one year later, here is our sweetie pie who is in the 90th percentile on weight and is walking, talking, laughing, kissing and hugging and always putting on shoes!

All glory to God!!! She is thriving. We did not know one year ago that Gracie would thrive like this. And one year ago we certainly didn't think we would be in the middle of another adoption! Which - by the way - we were able to talk to/see Keemberlie on Skype last night with the help of a San Antonio nurse who is working at her orphanage right now. We had an awful connection, but she did see us and smiled when she saw us and I got to hear her say, "I love you, Momma." Beautiful, beautiful words!

God is good! He is faithful. He is able.



Summer said...

Just precious! This post brought tears to my eyes and then to see God's work at hand and how healthy and happy she is now is just beyond amazing! You are just an amazing mother!!

I am bloggy friends with Carissa and she is just a doll!

Have a blessed day
Summer :0)

Kimberly said...

beautiful, beautiful children!!

Kelly said...

WOW! What a beauty, and what a fighter!

melifaif said...

Amazing and beautiful story. I will pray that God brings your next daughter home so you can fill her with life and love.

Lauren said...

wow! the transformation is just incredible!! What a beautiful little girl!!!!

Rebekah said...

Tears in my eyes reading this. God is beautiful, and so is your daughter!

Lisa said...

Praising God through tear filled eyes! GLORY!!! Glory to God that your Gracie has come so far and glory to God that you were able to see & hear Keemberlie! Just awesome!!!

The Reeds said...

I'm so glad you shared this!! That's such an amazing journey.... I'm glad you share it!!

Alli said...

Praise the Lord for healthy baby Gracie! So happy you got to talk to Keemberlie! Love you!

Debi said...

WOW!!!! What an amazing transformation! What a diffence a year makes.
Praying that all 3 of your beautiful daughters would continue to grow and be all that God intended them to be.
Love and hugs and prayers,

Jason Egly said...

What a beautiful girl! Keep pressing on, guys!!!


Jaymes Daniel said...

Thank you for the HOPE.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I found you through Carissa and I have to say you have a beautiful soul. Those beautiful little munchkins of yours are so lucky to have you! And I bet you feel the same about them. : )

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