Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Too Little

I just erased a post I wrote earlier, ooopppsss! 

My post was regarding my surprise when I found out Isabelle is most likely wearing size 12 month clothes at age 2 1/2.  I guess I wasn't surprised but just sad.  It's just another reminder that her 2 1/2 years of life have not been at all what we would want for our daughter.  I try not to think of what she or any orphan for that matter have been through.  I try so hard on just focusing on what we can do for her when she is home.  What we can do to make sure she is always Loved, Safe and Comfy Cozy!!! 

I have followed adoption blogs where children five years old are weighing 15 lbs.  I have seen pictures of 5 and 6 year old children with absolutely nothing on their little bones except skin.  I read a post of a mother who is visiting her new daughter now, who is 5 years old and her clothes are size 6 months.  This Mom is scared that her new daughter might not make it on the flight home.  I mean can you even imagine seeing a 5 year old little girl that tiny?  It is so sad to see these precious little gems failing to thrive.  Is it a money thing?  Is it that the care givers just don't have enough time?  I don't know but I am so GLAD that Isabelle will be home soon.  We will make sure she gets proper nutrition and hope and pray she will Thrive, Thrive, Thrive.

To be very honest, I am scared, so scared for what we might see while we are on the other side of the ocean.  Many families post they can't even talk about some of the things they saw.  That the smells, sounds and some of the sights will haunt them forever.  I do not doubt this and I am sure I have not even ever come close to seeing anything like what we will encounter.  God will open our eyes and then it will be up to us to do SOMETHING about IT!!!! 

Please pray for all the orphans of the world - Please pray that they will have forever families very soon!!!  Adoption is not for everyone but there are so many other ways to help these beautiful children.  Please visit http://reecesrainbow.com/ and look at the many ways you can help!!!! 

Thank You!!!!!


  1. I am going to guess that she is more likely in 18 months clothes. And to be even more positive, even my little Ella wears 18 month or 24 month clothing at 2 1/2. So maybe she won't be super undernourished. I was just looking at the picture you have at the top of your blog and her wrists look like they could be a little chunky...I just can't wait to see your pics with her!!

  2. Wouldn't worry about the size too much, my daughter is 2 and she still wears 12 month stuff, some even smaller. Our kids are smaller, when I buy clothes for Saira and they ask me for what age I have to always say about 1 year instead of going into all the explanations.