Sunday, July 26, 2009

How Our Garden Grows

When children first arrive at New Day Foster Home, they often look just like Sophie and Victoria did in these pictures from around the time they first arrived...

But with time and love, each child blossoms into another flower in our garden.

Now they're some of the oldest girls in our foster home. It won't be long, and they'll both be leaving with their adoptive families. We're so thankful for the opportunity we had to get to know them and be a part of the beautiful transformation that occurred in their lives.

There are already new little ones arriving, with the same fearful and uncertain looks on their faces that Sophie and Victoria once had. But we know it won't be long until we see another side of them as well...

After all, Love grows here.


  1. Okay, this one touched me deeply on a very personal level...knowing that one day, I too will have the privilege of loving and caring for one of your beautiful and well-nurtured flowers! That's such a beautiful analogy...and yes, they are GORGEOUS flowers, thanks to the amazing tender-loving-care that they receive from all of you at NDFH! God bless EACH of you for your selflessness and commitment to these priceless children! Part of your reward is getting to see them "bloom" !!
    Blessings and Hugs,

  2. Love most certainly DOES grow there! Praise the Lord for the light in their eyes and the smile on their faces...I know they're smiling in their well-loved hearts, too!

  3. This post just makes me tear up and smile at the same time. I have seen that face before, and I know from personal experience what love, laughter and tender care can do for an orphan. Thank you for giving so un-selfishly to these beautiful children!

    ~Diana (Mom to a Jiangxi Jewel)

  4. May God continue to bless all the "gardening" you are doing at New Day! The blossoming lives you tend on a daily basis are GORGEOUS!!!

  5. How beautiful Carrie!

    Yes, Sophie has thrived, as they ALL do, at New Day. Even though she will be 'transplanted' soon....she will ALWAYS have roots at
    New Day:-). Love you guys!!!


  6. It really is amazing what love does for these sweet little ones and what amazing transformations are shown in those pictures! So proud of all of you for what you do!!!