"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" Ephesians 3:20

Friday, August 10, 2012

:: 3 months ::

It's actually been just over 3 months that Naomi has been HOME with us. It's been quite a busy summer.  I've had to wait until school was back in session before I could actually get a second to sit down at the computer.  It's hard to believe it's been 3 months!  In some ways it still feels like yesterday.  Our pastor and his wife are currently on their way to Russia to meet their 2 boys for the first time this weekend.... and it has brought such a flood of memories back for me as they have prepared to go.  So many emotions.... excitement, fear, uncertainty, helplessness, sorrow, and unspeakable JOY. 

Naomi is doing as well as I could possibly want for her to be. She has come such a long way in just 3 months.  She has overcome her fear of animals.  She has overcome her fear of the shower :).  AND, she has overcome her fear of us not returning.  She now KNOWS when we leave her anywhere, we will most definitely come back to get her :)  She has even spent the night with my mom and did great :). 

We have kept her one busy girl this summer, but have had a blast.  She has had a lip reconstructive surgery and tubes put in her ears. We have been to VBS, to the beach, to the waterpark, to multiple baseball games, to family reunions, to the lake, and everywhere in between..... She has taken it all in stride :).  She was not very fond of the ocean, but she warmed up to it pretty quick.  She absolutely loves the pool and the lake.  She loves to eat and loves to play :)  She is one happy girl! :)  She has given our life SO much flavor..... that's the best way I know how to describe it.  Girls are definitely different! :)  She will begin speech next Friday and we are very excited to see how far she will come with that. 

 We feel so blessed that God has brought this little angel into our lives and allowed us the opportunity to parent her.  I pray that one day we will hear Him say, "Well done my good and faithful servant"....

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the last 3 months. 

We finished Naomi's puzzle :)

Here are all of the names of those who helped bring her home :)

It is hanging in her room so that she will always know :)

VBS :)  She was unsure about it all...but she never left the stage!

Father's Day at the beach

My family

My favorite pic :)

Also really love this one :)

Fourth of July :)

She loves to eat...

And loves her brothers :)

Kevin's family

"Not flesh of my flesh, not bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own..."