When we started this adoption journey, Cory was one and a half years old, and Iain was not quite three. This picture was taken a few days after we submitted our first application to adopt--and a year and a few days before Laina was born.
We thought we'd be home with her for sure by the next summer, July of 2010. Cory was two and a half, and Iain was going on four. Laina had just been born.
(This picture was taken on the day Laina was born. Crazy, huh? Of course, we didn't know it until almost a year later. I wish I could remember what we did that day--besides, clearly, read books.)
And now she is home. In this picture, Cory was three and a half and Iain was nearly five. And Laina turned one, two years and eleven days after we started the journey. It's still hard to believe that she's here, home, ours. She is a testimony to God's faithfulness to our family every day, and with every smile she reminds us of grace.