Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hannah Loves Tom

Most of our kids have an opinion about Tom, our dog. Some absolutely love him - from a distance. Others love to pet him when an adult is safely nearby. The littlest ones see him but aren't very curious just yet.

We've been waiting for one of our kids to fall in love with Tom. And this morning, it happened. Tom was running around the backyard while all the kids were also getting some outdoors playtime. One minute he was sniffing around, minding his own business, and the next minute he was nuzzling up to Hannah, giving her little puppy smooches all over her face. And she loved it.

Hannah wasn't afraid of him at all, rubbing him behind his ears and talking to him. Pretty soon, Tom had rolled on his back and was in doggie heaven.
We are floored when we see how far Hannah has come - she's becoming such a healthy girl, and it's such a joy seeing more of her personality every day. She's giving us real smiles now, and we couldn't be more thrilled.


  1. I love it!!! She looks like she is having so much fun! And...what a lucky boy Tom is to have such a sweet new friend! :)

  2. It's wonderful to see how much she has blossomed in her short time there... she has come a LONG way! And I'm sure Tom is thrilled to have such a good friend to love on him, too! It's great that you have animals there for the kids to get used to... such 'smart' thinking and so helpful for future families that have pets!! :)

  3. Hannah, beautiful girl! You are BECOMING!!!!!!!!!!
    She has a special place in our heart and remains in our prayers.....
    Thank yall so much for loving her with the love of God....

  4. It just thrills my soul to see Hannah genuinely smiling!!

  5. Oh my goodness, Hannah looks like a different person than the scared little girl I met this summer - look at her eyes! There is some real Joy shining through!


  6. Sometimes my heart is so full I actually lack the words to say.
    This is one of those times.
    Thanks for giving us a glimpse into the lives of these amazing and precious kids!

  7. Hannah is so beautiful :)
    I am glad to see this new friendship.


  8. Oh I just LOVE her. I finally sent her package today. Her smile just melts my heart!

  9. Hi Hannah,you look amazing,so healthy and so happy.God bless all the people taking care of you.We send you lots of love and hope to hear more of your progress very soon.Love Nana&Poppa Dugas in the UK