Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Cutest Elves

Each child is such a precious gift, and we are so thankful for Noah and Polly. Our hearts swell with love and pride as we watch our children bloom and blossom. Words really can't describe how blessed we are to have them in our lives.

When these little ones first joined our family, their futures didn't seem so bright. Babies with Down's Syndrome sometimes seem "hopeless" to orphanage staff overwhelmed with many children.

Take Polly for example... When we first met Polly, she was in our formula project and weighed 8 pounds at 6 months old. She came to our foster home when she was 14 months old, and she still only weighed 10.5 pounds. She had no muscle tone and spent all her time on her back, unable to even lift up her arm. In a busy orphanage with many children to attend to, it is easy to overlook a little one like Polly, thinking that she never has much of a chance anyway. But we believe each child was created with great joy and purpose, and we are so thankful we had the opportunity to bring her here. Now at 28 months old, she weighs 21 pounds and loves to dance to Christmas carols.

She's one of our cutest little elves, and we are so thankful we've been entrusted with her care.

Merry Christmas! Thank you for making this journey of love possible. We hope you'll continue to join us in 2010 as we seek to bring hope to the hopeless and the fatherless home.


  1. I'm SO glad that both Noah and Polly are in your care...they are just too sweet! It's great to hear how much Polly has grown...and she and Noah are both CUTE little elves, indeed!!

    LOVE the video! Did you happen to capture any more little cuties on that fun day?!?! ;)

  2. What precious little elves they are!!! The differences in these kids once they come to New Day is amazing...what a wonderful work you are all doing there!!!

  3. Thank you for loving those that the world may see as the least of these. YOU know that they are really the greatest of these if we want to be honest.
    My heart overflows with thanksgiving for New Day and the lives you are touching and shaping!

  4. Oh my goodness...they are so sweet!
    Thank you for seeing the beauty and worth in each child!

    I'm with Tanya...any other cuties? ;)
    (We're shameless, aren't we?)