The youngest member of our second Russian trio is 8- years- old today. Some of her many hobbies include drawing, reading (congrats Mom on successful reader #9), baking, dress-up, and getting as dirty as possible while starting bug habitats for her new pet worms. And of course dancing. Our Bink-a-lope has a passion for ballet and has choreographed routines to many of her favorite classical pieces.
While we enjoy having our own Bink-sized Sparkler, we don’t take her boundless energy, irresistible giggle, or quick wit for granted. God has done a transforming work in the life of this little girl since she arrived home nearly 5 years ago. Undersized, unsure on her legs (at age 3!), and overwhelmed by the changes in her life, Princess Bink was timid, shaky, and withdrawn for the first few weeks of her new life in America. Since then we have watched her blossom beyond our greatest hopes into the strong, vibrant, joyful, and very talkative 8- year- old we are blessed to call ours.
A tearful Princess Bink with Gigglebox on their last day in the orphanage
Only 18lbs when she arrived home, Princess Bink nevertheless delved into her meals with gusto
Six weeks after arriving home, we were already experiencing her intense personality.
We love you Princess Bink!