Mr. and Mrs. Beaver:
With all the travel we've done recently, we've yet to post about Jaynie's 18th birthday, which was in early May. This birthday was a real milestone, as she is the first of our older adoptees to reach adulthood. And we are grateful to God for the healing He has done as He has grown her into an adult!
When we first met Jaynie at her orphanage in Zhukovka, Russia, she was just eight years old. We met Jaynie and her siblings, Cassandra and Speedy, on the first of two trips required in the Russian adoption process.
...which made for some hot, sweaty, sticky people getting to know each other.
Incidentally, heat and lollipops made for an interesting combination with these young children.
In a way, our "bonding" began with their first lick.