Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Monday, May 30, 2011

Five Months Ago

I totally missed the four month celebration, but wanted to take a moment to note the day. Five months ago, we arrived home - exhausted and so thankful to be back in familiar surroundings. At least, they were familiar to us. But, it was a whole new world for this little girl. Here is the first picture of her in her new home, coming up the stairs for the first time.
 And here she is coming up those same steps five months (well, almost) later. This is now Maia's "dom" and she knows it. She has come so far in this time. She's learning, talking, playing, blossoming, and growing - she is loved beyond compare by many people!!
 I was glancing back at my three month post and noted that we celebrated that day with a chocolate sundae. Well, it wasn't intentional, but I may be starting a trend. Maia and I stopped for a chocolate sundae on our way home from my friend Del's house today. Maia was one happy little girl.
And here is a picture from today. Maia was helping me to make chicken enchiladas for the family of one of my co-workers who is going through chemo and radiation for cancer. She enjoyed helping mom and caring for others is an important trait that Mark and I hope to instill in Maia as she gets older.

And thank you to all of our service men and women as well as their families for the sacrifices that they make to keep us safe today and every day!


  1. She's such a beautiful girl. Congratulations on 5 months home!

    BTW, have you joined us on the After the Rainbow board on Yuku? Please look us up. We'd love to have you participate!

    Rachel Whitmire
    Post-Adoption Care Coordinator
    Reeces Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry


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