Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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Monday, November 23, 2009
Remember this? My friend Christine took this picture of Erik in his orphanage about a month before we were able to travel to get him:

Well, today we took him to get his pictures done for Christmas and I couldn't help but see such an amazing difference in him!!!

Could I be more humbled and grateful to God Almighty for allowing me (and Mark!!) to serve Him in this way??


Amy L said...

OMG! What a transformation! He looks so cute and grown up with his glasses!

Christine said...

Yes what a handsome young fellow!

Lyndi said...

WOW! What a HUGE difference. i love seeing that sparkle in his eyes. It was missing before, but he's got it now!!

MamaPoRuski said...

O Wow! How amazing! What a testimony! Thanks for sharing!
Can you email me your contact info for my trip to WPB? I'd like to have a friend or two in my back pocket should I need it...thank you :)

Milena said...

What an amazing difference!

Mom said...

Love changes people! I am just crazy about that kid! It's just another "crown" for you some day honey!

soontobemomof9 said...

there must be some mistake... no way is that the same kid! :)

He looks fantastic! What a cutie!

NDMom said...

Oh, Missy! He is adorable...can't believe it's the same little guy! What a joy!!

Love, Paula

Qadoshyah said...

Wow, what a difference in such a short amount of time!! How wonderful :).

MamaPoRuski said...

email me j e r d e b w a l k e r at hot mail dot com

Adoption Adventure said...

This takes my breath away. It is so amazing to see the changes our children go through when they have love and security. He is just so handsome. Rhonda

June Berger said...

Missy, that brings tears of joy to my eyes! How full of life he is now! What an adorable little guy!

Jenny said...

Erik looks so much healthier and happier. You have done an awesome job.

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