Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Meleah - 5 months

We have been so blessed to have this little angel in our home for the last five months.

She is rolling over - tummy to back
eating a little food
taking baths in the tub,
(instead of the sink!)

weighs almost 15 lbs

wears 6-9 month clothes

gets up once in the night for a bottle

takes super, short power naps during the day

has the nickname of Smiley Cat
(from her Halloween kitty costume)

so happy and smiley
                                                                                    so loved and lovable!!
First airplane ride - Saipan - Thanksgiving 2011

Chil-laxin' by the pool

Taking a dip 

First time in the ocean - yeah, she's got rolls!!

And we were thrilled to be a part of her first Christmas.

Special stocking handmade by Nanny in Michigan

Christmas jammies!

Sadly, however, we are not going to be able to adopt her -
and she will go to live with grandparents after the next court hearing on Jan. 24th
(*provided all their paperwork is in order)

We aren't going to pretend that everything is alright.
We are going to cry our eyes out (more than we already have)
and miss her dearly.

But we are going to do our best to focus on
and be thankful for the time we had,
not the time that we don't.

Thank you all so much for loving her and including her in your prayers.
For your love and support of our decision to be foster parents.
Please continue to pray for us as our journey continues.


  1. Lots and lots of prayers going up for your family. Please let me know if you need anything.

  2. Awwww!!..." I'm Really Gonna Miss Her, too!"...Be praying for you!!

  3. Oh Melda :( That makes me so sad for you guys and for her, because I know she would have such an amazing life with your family! I will pray for your family and for sweet Meleah.