Friday, February 3, 2012

Mercy and Love

Last night I was going through some of my videos on my phone and I was beside myself seeing some of the videos of Mila from Ukraine. How could I have forgotten already what bad shape she was in? I know in my head she was awfully small and I remember being taken aback when we met her, but seeing some of the videos made my stomach hurt. She looked like a little skeleton...her head way too big for her tiny frame...sticks for legs and arms...oh my. I guess knowing the baby she is now and looking back at some of these videos is just really so very sad to see. It makes me happy to know she has come so far, but seeing the old "form" of my baby girl....she was barely there inside her tiny body. The only window to her soul I can see in many of the videos/pictures are her beautiful eyes....so deep and telling...so aware and knowing.

This video was taken on October 20th, just about 4 months ago:

This video was taken a month later, on November 21st at her doctor's appointment (prior to any of her surgeries):

And this video was taken just two days ago, after 3 surgeries and lots of tender loving care:

Who can dare say God has not performed a miracle here? Our little girl is a living, breathing miracle and a testament of God's mercy and love. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound!

8 comments:

  1. I was watching the first video and simultaneously the Christian Radio station was playing, "My deliverer is coming. My deliverer is standing by..." He will never break His promise.

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  2. That is absolutely amazing, only 4 months and she is so full of health and happiness. Definitely a miracle in the works. Those eyes are so beautiful, God has big plans for that little girl :)

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  3. I could close my eyes and listen to that sweet sound over and over. You are the queen of tickling!!

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  4. Is it possible that there is something higher and gives more meaning than a miracle?? If so, then that is what you have accomplished with Mila and Zoya. Again, it is so hard to put into words, seeing these videos (thanks so much, by the way), and seeing Mila's transformation, the emotion that overcomes me (and everyone else, too!). It is so inspiring and something that I have not been able to get out of my thoughts since I first saw your blog. You give us "common" folks a lot to think about!!:) Thank you and God's continued blessings:)

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  5. This made my heart so so happy!

    Brooke
    www.TheAnnessaFamily.com

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  6. Just a reader of your blog. The pictures speak for themselves. Our God is amazing!!!

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  7. OMGoodness! Sweet Jesus, a miracle indeed!

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  8. Sweet sound indeed!!!! A beautiful little bud blossoming in the light of the SON's love (passed on by the love of a family)!!!!!

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