Monday, May 3, 2010

Sunday Snapshot {Avery}

Ni Hao Y'all




We have been home with Avery for a little over three months....






In some ways, it seems like she has always been with us......





In other ways, we are still learning so much about her.....







We are still bonding.

She is opening up to me more & more each day....
She is slowly but surely trusting me and giving to me a bigger part of her heart daily....

Loving her has never been an issue for me....

She loving me? Well, I think....[insert hesitation], its coming along.....



I love how she holds my hand!
I mean, she really holds my hand.
I use to be the one holding onto her hand....it felt so forced....now, it feels so natural!






I love how she hangs on to me when I hold her!
She use to lean away form me....now, she buries herself into my body.





I love how we cuddle & share secrets....












I love how she touches my face....
Looks into my eyes....
Sees who I am....
It's like she really wants to get to know me....
Like she wants to claim me as her own....






I love her sweet & tender kisses...which are truly gifts...





I love when she accepts my kisses...




Her newest craze....????
Presenting me with the beloved 'yellow flowers' that are never in short supply!!




I believe we are bonding....!
It's taken a while....
And let me tell ya....

I am lovin' it!!!


Oh, how I love this little one of mine!!!
Completely....
Totally....
Unconditionally....
Forever!

10 comments :

  1. Awwww, so so sweet! I love to see how she loves on her mama... she looks so CONTENT in your arms :)
    Bonding is a journey, and you guys are off to a wonderful start!!
    Hugs!

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  2. I'm so happy to read this. I'm glad that she is starting to open up and trust you more. She is a precious, precious girl.

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  3. Avery is such a pretty little girl - she reminds me of my Mya :) Full of spice & beauty & reserved until THEY want to be generous! It took awhile for us to get those unsolicited hugs & kisses. WE were so in love - SHE must have thought we were nuts, but in God's time, here we are.

    What a beautiful journey! Loved hearing more about your sweet girl.

    Happy 3 months!

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  4. Beautiful, Chris. Slow and steady still wins the race. *grin*

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  5. What a beautiful post!!! And Avery is just gorgeous!

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  6. What an amazing post! It brough me to tears! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Dear Chris, please send me one bottle of mascara to make up for the smudge that is all over my face after sobbing over this post. Sincerely, Sonia.

    :) That was precious!! Just precious!!

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  8. Chris,
    She is just adorable and I am so happy she is bonding with you! God is so GOOD!

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  9. What a sweetie!! It looks like you are both on the right track to a wonderful journey!

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