"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, September 26, 2011

3 months

Thank you Theresa, for putting the video on my blog! For some reason, my brain has a deficit in the computer tech area! Francesca is walking everywhere!! I can't believe Franesca and Victoria have been home three months now!!!

Such an amazing difference!!! 3 months ago, Victoria was starving.

They were both so thin!!! 

Victoria still had bruises on her legs from the orphanage.

I actually thought that her jaw couldn't move and that she wasn't able smile. She just didn't have anything to smile about.

Now, she giggles and coos. She is so curious about everthing. She's hard to keep still, even in her casts!

Francesca would scream about everything!!! She was quite used to manipulating those around her. If I walked the wrong way, she would cry! She had kind of an artifical laugh.

Now, she openly hugs us and smiles peacefully.

She is such a sunshine!

Little Catherine has come a long way in three months too. She had quite an adjustment from being the youngest to being a big sister. She and Francesca are buddies now!

I am the luckiest mom ever!!!!


  1. Oh my goodness I just love that video! Ok, you've set a new standard now! We expect weekly video's now! (I wish!) Seriously, though, I just loved this update. The girls are downright pudgy and SOO happy! They are so blessed and you are so blessed by them!

  2. Beautiful update and a very clear reminder why adoption is so vital!


  3. So precious! Isn't it amazing what a little love and some food can do!

  4. I love seeing your beautiful girls. It's amazing to see how they've flourished.

  5. Love the update....love seeing video over still pictures, it really lets us see just how well they are doing! Love it. Thanks for sharing them. The girls look great and I am so glad that Catherine is doing so well as big sister :-) Blessings.

  6. Oh My! The girls are so happy and look great! I didn't even recognize Victoria at first! Just amazing what LOVE can do!!

  7. Thanks for sharing this video! OK, I am so smitten with your kids! Francesca is all ready to go shopping with that purse of hers. She is on a mission. And Victoria just melts my heart. It's clear, she has done so much healing in the past three months. It really brings tears to my eyes. How is she doing with her casts? You said she seemed sort of mad at you the day they were put on. Is she starting to understand what it's all about?
    Again, there is a place for you in Los Angeles, if you ever need to see a specialist out here!!

  8. What a treat!!! Thanks for the video!! I could seriously just inhale those two little cupcakes! What a difference from just three months ago. New life!! :))

  9. Love, love, love! Amazing what love can do!

  10. Amazing!! I remember so vividly waking in the night and praying for Victoria to live so that you could bring her home! I thought and prayed about her all day and woke up praying for her. God is so good!
    "He is a father to the fatherless. He sets the lonely in families." Psalm 68


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