May 17, 2011

One Year Ago Today.

It was a moment we had anticipated for almost 4 years:

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Meeting Eliana for the first time was a thrill; a mix of anxiety, fear and elation all wrapped up tightly.  But it was not long after -- just a few moments, really -- that we began to bond in a myriad of ways.  The days that would follow would be filled with laughter and wonder with our new daughter. 

THEN:


NOW:




We are very thankful for Swallow's Nest, the foster care home that nursed Ellie back to life.  Please take some time to look over their website and read the countless stories of hope and encouragement.

HAPPY ADOPTION DAY, ELLIE! 





3 comments:

The Armour Family said...

Hello Beach Family!

Just LOVE Ellie! Happy Adoption
Day!!!!! I can't believe how much she grew in a year. She's beautiful. We miss y'all SO much. Blessings to you all.

Soli Deo Gloria! Love,

Hannah

Room for More said...

one year? no way!! Well happy gotcha day anniversary sweet girl!! Many hugs to you!

Joshua said...

We are so happy for you guys!!! What grace and mercy God has shown us all in bringing this sweet little girl into your family!