Sunday, August 12, 2012

This is the same little girl only 8 weeks later....

 Striking contrast if you note that these photos are only 8 weeks apart in time....INFANT...
TO TODDLER in 8 weeks!  The first photo is Angelina "LINA" in early June and second photo is early August....This is what a family does - a child goes from orphan to thriving in just 8 weeks!

Ready for the next contrast:

Here is our Avigayil "Avi" March 27 2011 - the day I first saw her in her orphanage - she had a feeding tube, severely deformed club feet, no eye movement or focus, and spastic quadriplegia affecting her entire body so severely that she could not hold her own head!

Here is our Avi -  summer of 2012 - 1 year later...

NO CLUB FEET...NO FEEDING TUBE...Eyes that focus...head that can be held up on her own...movement of her body and lots and lots of giggles!

Then there is Ellianna Ya-Ting
I need to scan some old photos of her to note the striking change! 
What a beautiful gift from the LORD!  She starts Kindergarten in 2 short weeks!  She loves her little sisters and has been a blessing to their lives!

No words to describe our beautiful Natalya "Sasha"...

Her name Natalya means "God's gift of joy and the Bible verse that goes along with her name is

Psalm 9:2
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

She praises the LORD with her love and her gifts!  She is a talented vocalist and a precious teenage daughter...starting her sophomore year of high school!  We could never have imagined the blessing bestowed upon us by the LORD when we first began our adoption journeys with Sasha in Russia! 

Please pray for AJ!
Some day I hope to share good news about another little life that desperately needs a Mommy and a Daddy...a child of God that could experience a life of striking change!
Please pray for AJ...unspoken prayer requests...please lift up your hearts to the LORD and plead for AJ!

God hears and God moves and God tells us in
Proverbs 31: 8 - 9
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
9 Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy. 

AJ's Ally
info to follow in preceeding posts!