many of you have followed bella's story from our first report of her back in china -- a tiny baby left in a dirty stairwell. a sick little girl living in an orphanage of 3000. a child pursued by a family of six half a world away.
and now... a wanted child, home, healthy, happy -- curls and a pink bow in her hair, a smile on her face and joy in her small steps. heading off to a day of finger painting, playground time and learning about Jesus.
part of me wants you to look at these pictures and see just another cute little kid. and part of me wants to remind us all of just how big and good and gracious our God is.
i'm simply sharing these photos today, to bring a smile to your face. a little bit of pink sunshine from a little girl who adores pink and who is sunshine. that's it. no big writing in this post. just a little bit of love.
sometimes, more than ever, a picture (or two or ten) is worth a thousand words...
the photographer's favorite!
clearly too much "older sister" influence in this pose...she has not,
and i repeat, has not, learned this from her mother...
love this look.
"okay, mom, that's enough pictures already!"