Wednesday, October 7, 2009



You’re not here by chance but by God’s choosing. His hand formed you, and made you the person you are. He compares you to no one else – you are ONE OF A KIND. You lack nothing that HIS GRACE can’t give you. He has allowed you to be here at this time in history to fulfill HIS SPECIAL PURPOSE for this generation. By Roy Lessin

Last year in October of 2008, we received our very last updated picture of Halainah. We requested more from her orphanage but none were received. We waited 3 very long months to meet our daughter with a picture from October 08 grasped in our hands.

It's so hard to believe that a year has passed since that time. Our daughter has changed in so many ways. She has changed from an oh so cute little baby to a most beautiful little girl. She has a smile that lights up a room and the heart of an angel. She is in every way OUR daughter. She clings to us in uncertain situations and when meeting a new person for the first time she immediately points to me and says, "Mama." We are simply the luc
kiest parents in the world to be blessed with such a miracle. We will NEVER forget those that helped us bring our daughter home. There is a special place in our hearts for all those that went beyond the normal call of duty to ensure that our little girl was united with her family.

We thank God for Halainah and all those generous and caring family members and friends and even strangers that have a heart of gold.

I was at my Grandma's yesterday and she had our famous October 08 photo next to a recent picture of Halainah and I was amazed by how much she's grown. What do you think?


Gardenia said...

she's beautiful in both pictures. yes, she has grown, and will be more beautiful with each passing day in your eyes. I love looking at pics from the past and comparing them to current ones.

Amy said...

Where has time gone? She has grown so much. What a beautiful little girl you have.


Courtney said...

Oh my goodness, she has changed so much. I must add that her fashion sense has improved too. Love her outfit!

aamayna said...

Oh my gosh, yes!! She is such a beautiful little girl!

Kelly's Ideas said...

You are right - night and day. What a big blessing - she is beautiful


Eliza said...

Oh she is just too precious. Isn't it amazing how fast they grow!!

My new blog is up, would love to have you visit!

Annie said...

Hi! Just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and your comment!! Halainah is just beautiful and a year does make such a big difference!! I don't know if you found it, but I did a video for Lizzie's one year home anniversary. It is at the very beginning of my blog (back in June)if you want to take a look. These beautiful children are so incredibly amazing!!! Thanks again!!


Briana's Mom said...

Your daughter is simply precious! I love her smile!