"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west." - Isaiah 43:5


Today marks the six-month anniversary of Dayna’s gotcha day! Six months ago, we stood in a small office as a very confused little girl was brought into the room. Our lives instantly changed, and things have only been getting better. Now we have a happy, precocious little girl who loves to give kisses, says “hi” to everyone she sees, and tells us “wo ai ni” (I love you in Mandarin).

Dayna has changed so much in such a short time.

It's amazing to think this is even the same girl! She is definitely all toddler.

Dayna has recovered wonderfully from her palate surgery. About three weeks after surgery, we got the “all-clear” from the doctor to remove the arm restraints and eat normal foods again, which is a relief for all three of us. She has even begun to feed herself with a spoon (of course, more ends up on her bib than in her tummy!)

Dayna’s first Halloween was an exciting time at the Wilson household as Mom made the costume (which was half the fun). She enjoyed her first old-fashioned harvest party and liked the attention of trick-or-treating (although she couldn’t have candy, she enjoyed receiving “gifts” from people). Everyone at Dan’s work enjoyed seeing her in her costume, and Dayna enjoyed being seen! Those who saw her agreed she is a doll.

As we reflect on Thanksgiving, we have so much for which to be thankful: we have a happy, healthy daughter; family and friends who continue to love and support us, and a God who finds ways to exceedingly supply all our needs (despite smaller incomes and larger expenses). God is still good – all the time!

We wish all of you the best this Thanksgiving. Thank you for being part of our journey.

Dan, Alaina & Dayna

Mommy's little piggy - notice the arm restraints
In the pumpkin patch
What a cute Raggedy Ann!
That's a big pile of leaves

Click here to see Daddy's girl


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