Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A Month with Lily Grace

Tomorrow marks one month that we have had Lily. It seems like she has been with us forever and at the same time, I can't believe it's been a month already. She is adjusting incredibly well to us, the house, and our pets-Shayna and Max (Stella has pretty much moved to the neighbors back yard since their house sitter started feeding her). She has grown and changed so much in this short time.

When we got her, she screamed her head off when we put her on her stomach. We assume she spent so much time on her back in the orphanage in her crib that when we set her down on her tummy, she was clueless as to what to do. She now flips herself over quickly and attempts to crawl. She usually gets one knee up which causes her to crawl in a circle instead of moving where she wishes to go.

We have been so blessed by the flow of visitors to come meet Lily. Everyone has been so gracious. I'm sure many have been worried about overwhelming Lily but all three of us are just loving spending time together with everyone. Lily is really turning into such a character with her visitors. She especially turns it on after a good meal. In this picture, she was having a wonderful time at our dinner at Famous Dave's with Hilda and Amber. This is an incredible time of blessing for us. God has been pouring out so much during this time for which we are so thankful.

Hilda and Lily

Lily meets her "sister" Denise (my former student)


Melissa said... month already. Just looking at the photos shows an amazing change in Lily from when you first met her until now. You and Julianne are doing a great job...her happy face is evident of that.

Well done and keep on enjoying life with little Lily.

God Bless!

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

She. is. a. doll! And it's all about that sweet, "I am loved" countenance.

(And she's pretty too.)

Keep up the blogging. It will be a treasure to you all when you're on to remembering the first loose tooth, her first time skipping, first words, first buggy discovery...not necessarily in that order. :)