Today is a special day for our family, exactly ONE YEAR ago today we met our second child for the first time. Nov.28th, 2011 we became parents to Lucas Rogers Akandwanaho Bell! The past year has been challenging, but brought us more joy than we could have imagined. We are so blessed to have two beautiful boys, and have “Aiden’s Hope” filled with the joy of Lucas. We love you Lucas!!
Happy “Gotcha Day”!!! 🙂
Can’t believe it’s been a year already!!
Let’s take a trip down memory lane.
One year ago, here is our sick little Lucas in the orphanage in Uganda:
This is Lucas (below) shortly before we arrived in Uganda to meet him, this is the first time he’d been outside the orphanage, and everything (including car rides) were new and terrifying for him. Only the Lord knew all that was in store for little Lucas and our family, and what a difference a year would make.
This is Lucas now:
As you can see, he is healthy now, free of sickness and worms. Over the course of a year he has changed so much not only emotionally but physically, he has gained muscle structure, can climb stairs and run now, he can do so much more now than he could a year ago. His little body is now healthy and he is an ACTIVE as can be! He is the average typical BOY!! 🙂
Here are Lucas’s pre-school pictures taken about a month ago, hard to believe that our sweet boy was sitting in an orphanage one year ago: