Tuesday, October 28, 2008

6 months ago today...

This was my first glimpse of Anaya in her crib at Hanna's Hope! If you have followed my blog, you have seen this picture before, but I just can't resist this picture and the flood of emotions that it represents!
This was her back at our condo the next day, sucking her thumb, and not too sure about what was going on! Poor baby, she did very well though.(the dates are wrong on the pictures!)

And here she is running around in our house! She just flies on her feet now! She no longer sucks her thumb (we interviened on that one) and she is a very inquisitive, happy, healthy LITTLE girl!! I cannot believe how much she has changed in the last 6 months, she went from helpless baby to independent toddler! What a riot we are having with her. Everyday God is bonding us closer and closer! She is a huge blessing to our family, and we can barely remember what life was like before Anaya!

In fact, Anaya was "with us" in our hearts already way back in 2006 when we started the adoption process,(though she didn't have a name, we knew that she would be coming.) Then, last year when we received "the call," she was "with us" in our hearts and minds. Last November we were told she would be "with us" by Christmas~(of last year.) That of course did not happen, but we are thankful that God WAS with us as we journeyed through all of the things that we did last fall(and winter and spring!!!) Here is Anaya last October, she was 5 1/2 months old!

Psalm 68:5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. 6 God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.


Journey Girl said...

Congratulations on SIX MONTHS!!! She looks SO happy & healthy. You all are very blessed. Emily says "Hi"!!!

Eric and Michelle said...

What a beautiful testimony.

Ferrick said...

Praise you God! You are always faithful, loving and "your mercies are new every day". Stacy, we are not the same people we were before the adoptions, God's good work was not only done in our girls, but in us and our families. Rejoicing with you in the journey and the miracle of adoption. Susie