Sierra took the above picture of Grace. I tink she captured how beautiful she is!!!
Sierra has never wanted to hold another child's hand but she loved holding Grace's!!! I sure wish she would smile for the camera!!!!
Today we started out our day as we do every Friday morning. Sierra and I go visit my good friend Ellen and her husband Art( who is also a very dear friend) Art has been battling a brain tumor for over 11 years. He is now in the advanced stages of his cancer battle. He is home and Ellen has stopped working to be with him. They are the most devoted couple I have ever met. I knew this way before Art became sick. I have always thought of them as two people who love each other in a very big way. They have weathered this storm with grace , dignity amd love. They have accomplished much in the last 11 years and have lived life to the very fullest. Art has never given up and if you ask him how he is he always replies" I'm looking good!!" I hold them both very close to my heart. Anyway on Friday mornings Sierra and I go to visit and help out in any small way we can. The first time we were there, Sierra had Ellen and I both in tears as she gently caressed Art's hand. She looks foward to the visits and always asks to see Art as soon as we get there. (Unless she is already feeding their dog bones!!!) I am so grateful that these two people are in Sierra's life. I love you guys!!!
Next we went to vsit another friend Grace. Grace came to the US from China in 2005. Her parents were the main reason we went ahead with our plans to adopt from China. Scott and I had talked about it but when I first met Grace I knew we had to move foward!!! We used the same agency they did and were extremely happy. So Sierra and I went to their house for a lunch date. It was unseasonably warm so we were outside most of the time!!! We had a great time and I got some cute pictures. It was an awsome visit!!!
Sierra then had time for a nap before she went to gymnastics!!! What a fun day and I loved spending it with her!!!