Oh what a difference a haircut makes. Look at the difference between yesterday's photo of Jadyn and today's. It's amazing how it opens up her face. We both received our haircuts at the same time today. She sat in one chair and I sat in another. What a big girl, having her hair cut without Mom looking over her shoulder.
Oh what a difference 16 years makes. Today is Bryan's birthday and it's hard to believe that the youngest of our big kids is 16! I so want to post then and now photos of him, as some of us sometimes do with photos of our adopted little ones. I won't do that and embarrass him. I did actually get out his baby photo album and look through it today. :)
Thank you so much to all of you who left comments on yesterday's post. How fun. I think maybe a little birdie told you to stop by. I appreciate the support and encouragement from all of you. I actually recognize some of your names and I've seen some of your blogs. I look forward to reading others.
I did some thinking this morning about the blessing of friends. Three and a half years ago, when we began our adoption of Jadyn, it was about giving a child a home - what an awesome blessing to have been able to do so. I never would have dreamed of the untold blessings of all of the many, many friends we have made in the adoption community. We've made so many friends far and wide as a result of our adoption. We have friends we meet with every week, friends we traveled with in China, friends through our agency, many cyber friends, met through various online groups. I never would have dreamed it was possible, but God knew. What an unexpected and special blessing!