Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ava's Birthday

Ava turned 9 years old on November 28, Thanksgiving Day.  It is so hard to be away from her on special days.  I wondered all day about what she was doing.  Did she even know it was her birthday??  The waiting is tough!  We sent her a birthday care package and were so glad to get some pictures of her enjoying her birthday cake.

Lighting her own candles...such a big girl.  We'll do this for her next year!!

What is our sweet girl wishing for?  We're praying to get her HOME soon!!

Look at those beautiful!! 

Cutting her own cake...can't wait to take care of this sweet baby!!

Look at her sweet smile as she gives cake to her friends!
Dig in!!

So in love with this little face!!!

Here's the smile that melts my heart!

 The first thing I noticed when I opened the picture was the houndstooth coat...that's God's little reminder that Ava is already OUR Alabama girl.  How can we doubt that He WILL bring her home to us?  Praising God that He lets us know with every step that Ava's adoption is a part of His plan for our family.

I spent several hours zooming in on all of these pictures.  Ava's lips are chapped.  She has no one to remind her not to lick her lips when it's cold outside.  She needs us to give her chap stick to keep in her pocket.  She needs her family to snuggle her close and keep her warm.  She needs us and we want her home so badly.  Please keep praying our sweet girl home.  The wait seems so long.

  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful!
Hebrews 10:23