Saturday, June 6, 2009

Kisses from Gifty

I just got back from spending a few days with Gifty and her family in Wisconsin. It was an amazing experience. I often found myself close to tears, overwhelmed at the miracle of her and thankful to be a part of it all. To see Gifty in the toy isle in Wal-mart or being seen by the best medical specialists in the region really contrasted with where we were a few months ago. She now weighs in at over 20 pounds, about twice as big as the last time I saw her in December! She is crawling and walking between furniture (very impressive considering she was in a full body cast 2 weeks ago). She communicates with sign language and some of her own made up communication tools, for example, spitting means no.

And Gifty loves to give kisses!

Big sis, Alicia

Cousin Evan

Auntie Deb

1 comment:

Andy's Bethy said...

She looks wonderful! I am so glad you got to visit her and share the visit with us.
I am so glad to hear that she is making progress with language - that is one of my biggest worries, so love to hear stories of it going well for other adoptive families!