Saturday, August 24, 2013

Three Months Home

It was three months ago today that we boarded a plane from China back to the US with one of the most beautiful and amazing little two year olds we have ever known.  This girl has brought countless blessings to our lives and that day, along with so many others, will forever be an unforgettable, joy filled memory.

She has come so far in such a short amount of time.  She has learned to walk (including walking on uneven surfaces), climb, talk, play with toys, eat by herself with a spoon or fork, drink from a cup, blow bubbles or blow candles out, hug and kiss.  She has changed languages, attempted to try new foods, sleeps through the night and in her own bed (still in our room, but we'll take what we can get), plays pretend, and she finally will even pat the dog's head.  She is also filling her role as a little sister soaking in every ounce of attention her siblings lavish on her.

All these things are wonderful and they give us hope for future progress.  We love this girl more than we could have ever dreamed possible.  We say it all the time, but can't help it because it's true, we could not imagine our life without her, not after three months time, not ever.

Here are some pictures of Mercy that have been taken over the past three months. Tell us what you think as you look at them.  Better yet, leave a comment and tell her.


  1. So excited to see Mercy doing so well and to see her with her siblings!!! So precious! She looks so adorable as she interacts with her new family.... Just love to see that! My hubby leaves 8/31 and I look forward to the day I too can see how our girl changes. Totally a miracle to see these transformations taking place. Such a God thing! :-)

  2. Oh, Mercy! God has blessed your family with YOU!! and when you grow up, and understand a little more, you will certainly agree that God has blessed you with THEM!!

  3. what a fun post - she's come so far and is fitting right in to your family so beautifully. what a gift GOD has given. so glad to be walking this journey with you guys.

  4. Love her personality! I'm playing catch up on your blog-she has really come into her own. And she's beautiful. Hope to have her and our Noah meet one day...