Thursday, July 8, 2010

What do you know...

she can smile.

And looking at these pictures make me smile right back. When I showed her them, she agreed that she looked very pretty. Pretty indeed.

22 comments:

Peta G said...

She is truelly beautiful Christine. What an awesome sight to see, from no smile and sad eyes to this..this is a sight to cherish...

BrokenWithGod said...

What a beautiful girl! I am so glad to see her smile. I can't get it out of my head how much she reminds me for my cousin who was adopted last year. It's amazing.

Michelle said...

what a gorgeous girl you've got!

continuing to pray for all of you, especially for Anastasia & Paul as well as you & John as you help your newest son & daughter adjust to a whole new country, language, culture, and way of life in addition to their new forever family.

i've followed your story since right after Rachel came home - probably 2 or 3 months after she was placed in your house. so i've followed your adoption journeys before, but it's different with these kids because they're so much older. it's a completely new dynamic! praying all goes as well as possible...

- michelle

Shari said...

Yes, agreed! Very beautiful! And to have a father who is so into his kids! A blessing your children certainly has!

Laura said...

Lots to smile about...and beautiful to see. :)

Jeanette said...

Beautiful girl, beautiful moment!!!!

Heather said...

You can not help but smile when you see that smile on Anastasia's face!! Wonderful pictures!

Rachel said...

So happy to see her smiling! She is beautiful!

Martha said...

Every child longs for the love of a father. Anastasia is blessed to have a dad like John, and I do believe almost every little girl has some type of "crush" on her daddy.

Children's children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father. Prov. 17:6

I had to smile looking at the pictures too. She's going to be okay.

Kelly said...

What a wonderful sight to see.

Julie said...

She's beautiful! So glad she's finally smiling! The inner beauty that you have always known is beginning to show! See what love can do?

Anonymous said...

Little girls are supposed to have "crushes" on their fathers. If they have good fathers, like John, they learn to pick good men for themselves. Those girls usually grow up to be confident that they are worthy of being loved and cherished by a trusted partner. Thrilled for all of you.
Hugs,
JEB

Lisa said...

She looks very beautiful and happy indeeed! Her beautiful smile fits right to the family!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!!

Beth said...

What a wonderful moment you captured. John is such a wonderful dad. All of your children are blessed to have him in their lives. Hope you have a good day today!

Expat Mom said...

So glad she's feeling good enough to smile! Your family has such a rapid effect on your kids. :D

Carol G said...

She looks absolutely delighted in the second picture! A little girl having fun with her Dad. That is a wonderful photo!

Julie Tocher said...

I just yearn for more news from your house! You inspire me every day!

Ruth said...

What absolutely gorgeous photos - what a smile!!

Jill said...

Christine...I have tears in my eyes looking at these wonderful photos. Praise be to God for this precious girl. I trust there will be MANY MORE smiles as she realizes that you and John and the ENTIRE family are FOREVER for her.

Goodness and Mercy Mom said...

What a glorious smile!!! You may have missed many typical "firsts", but being able to witness things like her first smile on the scooter with dad is a first that few have the joy of experiencing.

So happy things are going so well!

God Bless,
Kathie

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