Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gotcha Day!

One year ago, November 28, 2009, we met our precious Grace face to face. We had seen pictures of her but nothing compares to holding her in your arms. We landed in Kigali with our travel group and headed straight to the orphanage. It was so surreal and I love looking back and seeing God's hands all over us.

She didn't want to come to us. She was scared of the white people. But a cookie helped persuade her to come to me. Then to Ryan and she hasn't let go of him since.

First Family picture as a family of 5

Our 3rd blessing

Our travel group: Bowers, Smiths, Spores

Kay with the sister she had hoped for

Today Grace is doing great. What a difference just a year makes. You can see it in her face in the pictures above: fear, loneliness, not sure of what is going on. But then take a look below. Grace with her family and you can see the happiness all over her face...


Anonymous said...

How wonderful she is in our life. See you soon, Love, Mom

Susan said...

You have a beautiful family!

Kat said...

So great! Her smile is priceless!