Wednesday, November 27, 2013

~*Walk With Joy*~

One year ago the pressure became too great for our sunshine and the fears of abandonment were too real. We saw our sweet sunshine rage and run, fight and then flee...It was heartbreaking to see him regress and slip away from us.


We needed another helper on our team to navigate these new waters. We spent six months seeking mental health assessments for our sweet boy and after all was said and done we were blessed with Kurt Ellis at Families Forever Counseling.

Kurt has been a Godsend to our family. He has given us tools and the confidence to parent our children in a new way. I truly wish that we could share him with everyone in the adoption world. What he has taught us has brought near miraculous changes in our children!  

Sunshine is sunshiny, again! He still has moments of intense fear and anxiety but they don't hold their grasp on him forever and we are able to help him through the darker moments. 

Sunshine recently turned 9 and that day held much fear for him. We are so proud of him and how far he has come in using his words to voice his fears. Giving him a language to use has brought him so far! I can't wait to see what the next year brings!
Autumn 2012

Our sweet princess has made remarkable progress in her attachment and healing, as well. Recently, for the first time ever, she said, unprompted, "I love you, Mom".  Those words are scary for them to say, its commitment and that is frightening to them.
 
Autumn 2013

Its so sweet to see her trying it on for size. She cautiously tries them out during quiet moments. You would almost miss it if you weren't tuning in.  

We are so blessed with the best children and at some point they will actually start to believe that.

 Until then, we continue on and walk with joy!

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.   

   

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

~*Happy Birthday, Louis*~

Our sweet Ana-banana knew several children that are now home with their families but her one and only healthy attachment was with a sweet little boy with Albinism. 
 
Analina's 5th birthday in June



His name, now, is Louis and our sweet girl is missing him greatly, today. 

Happy Birthday, Louis!
Bao Mo (Baby Mo) as he is stilling lovingly referred to!

We pray health over his sweet Mama and wonderful new experiences for sweet Louis!

Psalm 128:5
May the Lord bless you from Zion;
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.