Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pictures From Far Away

We got new pictures today with our monthly update of Abi. For the third month in a row, she is frowning. Granted, she is three, and perhaps she is just being contrary when it comes to cameras. Still, her little frown makes me sad. It was much easier to get pictures of her when she was smiling.

I wish I could share her darling pictures with all of you! When we get her here and all of the red tape is behind us, I hope I can post this year of pictures and show all of you how she has grown, how beautiful she is, how each picture makes me want to gather her up in my arms and snuggle her.

When we meet, I expect she'll be hesitant. I'll be one more white stranger, and I doubt she'll want a hug. The snuggles will come later. On my part, however, I want to hug her and snuggle her, and tell her that good things are coming her way.

Ten and a half more weeks.


  1. Aw, I can't wait to see her pictures, and hopefully meet her, too!

    God Bless you, and praying for you in your wait!

  2. Abi reminds me of our older granddaughter. We don't see her now as she's not blood kin to our son and her mother cut us off from seeing "Tater" when her mother and our son split up. Any way, Tater would ask to have her picture taken andthen strike a stiff pose with a dead pan face. Being a timid child, it was a real treat to catch her when she was smiling. May you and Abi share many smiling years together.

  3. Praying for you! The time will go by fast and you will be able to snuggle her soon!!

  4. Praying, been there done that with an international adoption. Remember that adding any family member to your house will give you untold chaos for at least 6 months to a year! lol =0)
    In our case it has been 12 years of lovely heart rendering chaos as we learn to be parents of our lovely spit fire of a daughter. Last but not least number four of three birth siblings. The lessons she has taught us are incredible.. So I am praying for you and your family as you quickly come to the start of the new path as family.