"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


A few months ago, I was given additional photos of Bella from another adoptive mom, Mandy, who visited Bella's orphanage when she was on a missions trip to Ukraine.

Here are they are:

These photos were taken in April 2008 when she was three. She looks like a petite little thing. I am excited to find out her size, weight, shoe size, but mostly what it feels like to actually hold her in my arms! Counting the days.....


  1. She is soo cute paula! I can't wait until you get more photos or to meet her in person! Petite is a good thing! Good things come in small packages! :)

  2. Thanks for the invite. I am glad you are traveling soooo soon. Your daughter is precious!

  3. Let me know as soon as you know the sizes and I will go through my clothes.
    She is sooooooooo cute! :-)

  4. She is so precious! I can't wait to see the pictures of her in your arms! :)

  5. What a beautiful little girl you have!!! I, too am anxious to hold our Tori and learn about her size, her likes and dislikes (if she has even been given a chance to develop those), etc. How hard it is!