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Sunday, July 29, 2012

The changes 10 years bring

Many of you know we have two wonderful adopted daughters, not to mention four other special siblings. This post is about our Guatemalan princess Gab, not her shining little sister.

This past week we celebrated gotcha day for this dear one.  In July of 2002, our adoption agency traveled to Guatemala to bring home our six month old angel.
Six months later, we had the privilege of completing the final "re-adopt" in the US and attending a Christmas party at the adoption agency around the same time.
Today we attended a summer picnic held by this agency (VIDA) where ten year old Gabriela was re-united with her former chaperones.
It was wonderful to see the fruit of our decision to adopt all those years ago, growing into such a fine young lady.

Adoption is an amazing adventure like any other major life event.  Despite all the ups and downs we are grateful for all the children God has brought to our family, in a myriad of different ways we never could have planned.


  1. Happy Gotcha Day Gaby!

    p.s. Patty, despite what I'm sure it looks like, I haven't forgotten about you guys! I really am going to try to e-mail soon... please forgive me.