Friday, November 7, 2008
Courtney, over at Storing Up Treasures in Heaven, issued a challenge on her website to share the referral pictures of our children. I just couldn't pass it up. I happen to believe I have four of the most beautiful children in the world, so I take advantage of any and all opportunities to share their cute baby pictures. ;>)
ALEK - We didn't get a referral picture of him, we got a video. At first it drove me nuts not having a picture I could carry around with me or put in a frame on my desk. Then a couple of years ago we got a computer that could pull pictures out of the video.
Now I have these precious gems. ;>) ,
The first video was taken when he was about three months old. It's the obligatory n@ked baby video that they were sending out in the late 90s. He's absolutely embarassed by it now, but I love it.
The second video was taken when he was about 10 months old. We were in the middle of our paperchase. Little did we know four very long months later we would have this little guy in our lives.
Maddie - Do you remember Maddie's story? How we traveled to Ukraine, got the runaround for three weeks before finally finding this precious girl the day before we left to come back home? If not, PLEASE go to Finding Maddie and start reading Maddie's story. We had such a whirlwind day, the day we finally met Maddie that we didn't get a picture taken. We had to email our facilitator, Lev, and ask him to go back to the orphanage to get a picture for us. This is what he took with his cell phone. I wish we would have had a younger picture of our precious girl, but it wasn't met to be. We never even saw her file at the SDA...incredibly long story - again read Finding Maddie. So we couldn't even ask for a copy of her original in the file. Sigh. I think I need to email Lev and ask him if he could get his hands on it for us. Anyway...a couple of days later we received this picture in our inbox. What a sweet Christmas present it was.