Friday, December 6, 2013

An Alice Update...

This kid was born to be a big sister.
She's in her element, for SURE!

We probably have 100 pictures like this:

I'll spare you from the other 95. :)

The day after Clementine was born,
Alice made a birthday cake for her.

Listening to her heart with Jessica, our amazing midwife.

Alice, Clementine is so blessed to get you for a big sister!
Thank you for being so patient and understanding these past 4 weeks.
I'm so proud of you!
Love, your Mama

A Little One Update...

Well, in yet another change of events,
it's looking like the Little One will be reunified with her mama.

It's bittersweet.

We were devastated when we got the phone call that things had changed.
We were told we were on the road to adoption.
She's been in our family for over a year now.
It's going to be a sad, sad, sad, sad, sad day when we have to say goodbye.
(Could even be before the end of the year.)

But at the same time,
we are happy for her mama.
She's worked really hard for this.
We are praying for her success.

At least for now, we feel at peace about this.
We believe that our children are not our own.
They belong to the Lord.
We trust that He will continue to protect her.
He loves her more than we ever could.
She's a miracle and I know she has big things in store for her future! 

We'd love your prayers for her and for her mama.
This transition will not be easy on anyone involved.
And prayers for Alice.
We've been talking to her about it,
but we're not sure how much she's really understanding.
We're trusting God is preparing her little heart as well.

From a year ago...
We adore that little girl.

A Clementine Update...

In short, she's awesome.

Her great, great Grandmother made that quilt for her.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

From her first few days...

Alice, with Ben's help, made a birthday cake for Clementine.
She was quite pleased with herself. :)