Mar 27, 2011

All in a year's work

I know the phrase is usually "All in a day's work" but I thought I'd show what a year can do. 

The first pic anyone saw of Manny

March 26, 2010 a sweet, precious, perfect little boy was placed in our arms.  At the time, we didn't know if he was going to get to stay forever or not.  I remember feeling overwhelmed with emotions ... more than with any of the placements of the other 5 kids.  The emotions were quite mixed too.  But excited was the most frequent one.

If you've been following along for a while, you've read the miracles that have occurred over the past year.  But here are a few of the highlights.

At 9 months, he couldn't move anything but his eyes.  Now he is sitting independently, moving most of his body, talking. 

One year ago, heade home with us

Winning smile

Hospital visit when we got his diagnosis/prognosis

Happy boy!
first time sitting in a grocery cart
first birthday

Cellulitis and septic

adoption day
serial casting

Yet another hospital visit
Thank You, Lord for the miracle of having a year with Manny.  YOU get all the credit. 


  1. And WE get the JOY!!!! Praising God for Manny!! I am certain the Lord is well-pleased with you and Dan's love and devotion to one of His favorites! Bless you and the work of your hands, MamaBeth. <3

  2. What a beautiful story. He is just so cute. Hugs