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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Growth "Corner View"


 Avery's first few minutes with us so sad and scared.

 4 days later getting ready for her first plane ride to Guangzhou

 day 11 getting ready to say good bye to China

 Hello Hong Kong!
 Getting to know Oma

 Growing more and more each day!

 First Easter

 Forever in our Arms in the sight of God!

 Surgery to correct her Eyes

A blessing and a name

This week Avery will have been with our family 6 months.  It is so hard to believe that 6 months ago we met this sweet little girl who was sad and scared in China!  Do you even recognize her?  She has changed so much over the past 6 months. She has not only grown a couple inches taller, but has gained 6 pounds!  While we may have missed the first time she smiled, got her first tooth, crawled., or even walked  we now have the opportunity to experience many first in her life.  She is blooming. She went from barely walking when we got her to now running and jumping in place. She tasted her first ice cream, went to church, and is about to go on her third road trip.  She is adored by all family members and puts a smile on just about every persons face she meets.  She became a citizen, is about to get her social security card, and will soon have an American passport to fill with stamps from around he world.  She went from not liking us to loving us and from barely talking to now speaking in sentences. She loves music and is getting braver and braver each day in the pool. She is smart as can be and can hold her own now in this crazy house of 7. She lights up our lives and we are so happy to have her in our family.
Thank you Avery for coming to our family!
We love you so much!
6 months Yahoo!

20 comments:

docjim505 said...

Incredible, isn't it!

Shay Ankerich said...

What a beautiful gift!!! Isn't God good? Loved the update and how wonderful she is doing!!! Hope you have a wonderful trip!!! Xoxo

:) said...

An angel... like a little seed of love...

Always wear your tiara said...

Amazing what the power of love can do. I can't believe it's been 6 months.

Kristi said...

The love of a family is an amazing thing! What a sweet smile she has now...she radiates the love that she's been showered with!

Heather said...

I can't believe it's been 6 mos already. Wow. She is just thriving! She is very lucky to have such a happy and loving new home!

Vicki Lesage said...

Congrats! What a cutie!

tinajo said...

She´s just wonderful, I´m so glad you all found eachother! :-)

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Francesca said...

you all are very lucky, and what a beautiful family you have now!

Beth said...

So precious! What a blessing for her and you! :>) Such a pretty little girl with sunshine in her smile!

Dina Lettre said...

She is precious...and it looks like she has really adjusted. What a blessing!

Menthe Blanche said...

It's like a movie to see all these pictures! What a change! It's very nice to see that :)

Nicolette Marié said...

You've captured her essence so well in these photographs. I agree with the others - what a blessing, for both her and you, that you found each other!

Nicki

Dennille Smith said...

Love it! She's such a happy girl :)

Ayak said...

She is clearly a cherished little girl and lucky to have found your loving family. Love always wins!

Kari said...

oh wow, what are blessing that is. She is beautiful.

Danelle M said...

What a wonderful update! I love seeing all the photos of her growing up. :)

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

only six months??? a lifetime already! well done, you guys! the image of avery on that garden chair with all that green and the sun hugging her... :)))
n♥

Dana said...

She is amazing! That's a whole lot of growth for a mere 6 months. Brava!
D

carolina rico said...

It´s my first time here in your blog.. and I think I could sit in front of my computer all day and read all your posts! You have a beautiful family, all your children are perfect and this last little one is simply a gift from God!I really think you are an amazing person nad hopefully there are more people like you and your husband to give love to children that have none.... THanks for sharing and teaching us!