Friday, December 3, 2010

Referral-aversary!

(stole that title from Lindsey!!!)

ONE YEAR...

One year ago today I went to work.

One year ago today my phone rang and I didn't answer it.

One year ago Mick and I rushed home to see the sweetest, saddest face ever.

One year ago.

Amazing...







What a difference a YEAR makes...


PS- I just showed Avé those pix of her that we saw last year and I asked her if she knew why she was so sad.  She said, "Yes, because me no have a family."  Seriously.  That was her answer.  No prompting from me.  For real.  

Blown away...

9 comments:

Heidi said...

Amazing. All of it. Just amazing.

Happy referral-aversary!!

marciisaacs said...

Oh how I love this. Your story so touches my heart. Makes me bawl! I actually wanted to email you, but I'm in Dallas and without your email. Just have a few encouraging words I wanted to tell you that may be a bit too personal to be open to the entire blogging world. My email is marcii@norman.k12.ok.us if you want to email me yours. If I don't hear from you, I will just email you later when I'm home. I just love your story! :)

Sohailah said...

Mmmmm. So sweet. So sad. So precious. i LOVE it!

Deena / TEAM MARQUIS said...

So sweet! We have referral pictures of Grace looking exactly the same way! It is amazing to see how far these little ones have come...I love the JOY on Ave's face now. She seems so happy with you all - what a gift we have been given - doesn't it make you laugh when people say how "lucky SHE is" when really WE are so darn lucky that these beauties have adjusted so well???

Lindsey said...

I just love that girl! AND you!

Jennifer said...

Happy Referralversary - I cannot believe it's only been a year! CONGRATS!

Sylvia said...

I remember so clearly the first time you were allowed to show us her photo.I'm sure everyone, like me, instantly loved her. And now look at her, joy just tumbles out of her. What a difference a year makes.

Anonymous said...

Gayla... REALLY... Could you be any prettier?? I love every picture you take!! The camera LOVES you!! Now onto Ave, she is so beautiful, what a difference a years makes indeed!! Congrats on you 1st years together!!

Love,
Sheri

Justine said...

I am amazed that she is so conscious of the fact that she didn't have a family. I think that speaks of the wonderful family she is in now (and of course of that amazing girl she is!) The change is just striking!

Selam! G'day! Hello!