Friday, June 17, 2011

Our Little Woman

She’s blossomed into a beautiful young lady. Literally. There’s no questioning the changes that we’ve seen in her since she arrived. They’ve all been amazing, and incredibly beautiful.

When Serena first arrived at the Foster Home her name did not describe her. She had just gone through some rough transitions and was far from “serene” and “peaceful.” But day after day, week after week, month after month, we watched her grow. Her hair grew longer. She grew taller. Peace began to flow through her and she blossomed into something lovely.

Serena is an encourager. Her little foster sister, Hannah, recently joined her in their more advanced class time, and Serena’s been by Hannah’s side the whole time. The closeness that these two girls have for one another is a precious sight. They love each other so much.

Often, when a child first arrives, we can see that they are hurting. Their desire to be loved is almost tangible. Serena came craving affirmation. She needed love, a special love that made her feel special. Now that her love tank is full, now that she knows she is loved desperately by people all over the world, Serena has her own love to share with others.

She has transformed into a little woman and we’re so proud.


  1. The transformation is undeniably DIVINE! Her sparkle in her eyes and her sweet spirit shine through even in pictures! I can imagine the 'love glow' she has in person!

  2. P.S. and I just have to add...may 10 year old daughter from Serena's village had the same amazing transformation. I've witnessed it first-hand, and it brings tears to my eyes when I think how far these two girls have come. :)

  3. She looks so confident in that last picture! I love it!

  4. I like Serena so much. I've been watching her through the months. I hope she finds her forever family soon. She's so precious.

  5. Serena you truly are beautiful! SO happy to see you growing into such a lovely young lady! We all love you, Serena!

  6. And now she's matched! Congrats, girl!