Saturday, January 26, 2013

How Vastly Different.....

It dawned on my recently that Ethan is about 27 months old. That, in and of itself, is nothing particularly noteworthy. It was the realization that followed. We adopted Aiden when he was 27 months old. It is an understatement to say the two are vastly different at that same age. I am fully aware that this can be the case with biological children with the same two parents brought up in the same environment. However, I think there is something to be said for orphans who come from a Half the Sky program and are in foster care -- Ethan -- versus children who spend 2+ years in an orphanage as Aiden did, even if the orphanage is doing the best they can (which we pray is the case). Aiden was wearing 12 - 18 months clothes when we brought him home.

Aiden wearing his 2T Adidas jacket at 27 months

Ethan wearing the same Adidas jacket at 27 months

I think it's safe to say there is a marked difference between the two!

We are happy to announce, though, that Aiden, now 4 1/2, is wearing 4T clothes, and some of those are starting to get a bit too short. It is amazing what good nutrition and oodles of unconditional love can do for a little one!

All we can say is that we are humbled and will be eternally grateful that God chose us to be these two beautiful boys' parents, to watch them grow and thrive. They are such a blessing!


  1. YAY for good nutrition and unconditional love! Isn't it amazing what both can accomplish. I only wish that every child could be snuggled and fed into his/her own full potential.
    Your boys look great. Enjoy these days!

  2. Yes, how vastly different!!! Ah, the pic in front of the warriors--I have a million or so of those. :-) They both look great and are so cute together!