When we got Gyunay, we were just starting to see glimpses of his happy and mischievous nature. He was unsure about us and everything new around him. He was also pale, with thin, scraggly hair and an uncertain smile. He had no idea how to walk up or down stairs. He had no idea that "Mama" and "Dada" weren't just our names. He had no concept of danger, whether from cars or ovens or strange animals.
1 year ago - see how unsure he is?
Now, he's a vivacious, happy, full member of our crazy family. He loves having 2 big brothers and a big sister to pester. He had never been around animals before; now he plays with the dog and chickens regularly. He's a mama's boy who also loves his daddy dearly. He's put on about 6 lbs, and about that many inches.
We still have milestones to work on - speech, potty training, learning to share. He's 3 and a half years old. He still acts more like a two-year-old, developmentally speaking, but he's come such a long way from where he was! We knew he would thrive with our family, and he has. He's amazed us so many times. This is a kid who can conquer obstacles with a smile on his face.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:12