Monday, January 19, 2009

Growing vs. Crazy Growing

CrazyMom and I know that F.G. has really sprouted since she has been in America. It seems that her body in particular was craving a higher level of nutrition. While we have a pretty good understanding of this, even we are taken aback when we look at the following two photos. The first photo was taken almost two years ago at the airport when F.G. got off the plane from Ethiopia. The second photo was taken a few minutes ago. It is important to point out that Ed has also grown over the last two years, so she is not a fixed ruler by which to judge the growth of F.G.. While this physical growth is rather stunning, it in some ways pales in comparison to all of the other ways in which F.G. has grown in just two short years. F.G. has grown by learning a lot of English and adapting to both American culture as well as our family culture. F.G. has also matured in many ways and is developing into a fine young lady. We can't wait to see what the next two years will bring!


5 comments:

Tonia said...

Wow, FG and Ed are growing into beautiful young ladies!

Kurt and Kayla said...

OK- that's crazy!

The Merricks said...

Thanks for this post. We've really been debating making Peter as much as 2 years younger than this Russian paperwork says. His birthdate was estimated, his behavior and wants are much younger than his "age" and his bone age says he's two (almost 3) years younger than his listed age... but we also wonder if proper nutrition will do for him what it has done for F.G. We're still debating...

jody said...

ok, that photo of them in the airport, holding hands, just made me totally tear up. it was so beautiful. thanks for sharing it :)

Mary and Doug said...

That is really amazing! We are starting to see some real growth spurts in our ET kids also - going through clothes sizes like crazy!