Tuesday, January 28, 2014

4 years ago today....

Four years ago today we were in Ukraine meeting Artiom.  4 years!!  I can hardly believe it.

These were taken last night, you can see how much he's grown and changed in the last 4 years.  Although I think he will always be 'small'.

Now that's a big smile!

He normally isn't too fond of the camera, so it was nice that he actually wanted me to take these.

He's a handful alright....he's gentle natured, but I've learned in the last 4 years that raising a child with profound autism is not easy.  I've learned to take it day by day.

I'm still trying to navigate around the blog/pictures since I haven't posted in so long I've forgotten how to!  But here are a few pictures from the past year.  
Christmas 2013

Sisters birthday fun :)

Very curious about his big sisters baby when they came to visit :)

 His 9th birthday :)

And I'll end it with the only baby picture we have of him, along with his baptismal necklace that we were given at the orphanage.


  1. Wow! 4years! And so that means it's been 4 years since I get the privilege of calling you friend! It's been quite a ride with lots of challenges but lots of blessings too--especially the people we meet along the way right? Love you friend! Happy 4 years to Toma!

  2. I just saw your sweet comments on my blog. My Dad's birthday was January 5th. Hope you're having a good weekend!