The annual “look how much my kid has grown” post

Last year, about this time, I found a recent photo of Anna standing in the kitchen by the sink, and one from the previous year in the same place.  So, this year, I took another photo there, and I’m posting all 3 side-by-side.

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I haven’t been able to find similar pictures of Will.  Not sure why, except that he rarely holds still long enough for me to take a nice posed photo like these.  I’ll have to try to duplicate a photo from last year so we can make the same kind of comparison.

On a completely unrelated note, if you have been feeling in need of a good sinus-clearing cry,  please go visit the blog of a China-adoptive family who just lost their 5 year old daughter to acute myelogenous leukemia.  It is absolutely heart-rending, and I hope that I could manage just an nth of the strength, courage and faith of that family if I were in a simlar situation.  All of my sympathy goes out to this family, and thanks for helping me appreciate our blessings and good fortune just a little more.

2 Responses to “The annual “look how much my kid has grown” post”

  1. Trish says:

    Anna is getting so big! I am still working on her tutu, I got a little side tracked.

    Hugs to all from Florida.

    P.S. I have cried over this little one too. I cannot imagine going through this.

  2. Nicki says:

    Is Anna about ready to start college? Holy moley, she’s getting big!

    I don’t think I can handle another sad story. Some friends of mine here in Minneapolis recently had a baby who had severe brain damage – no sign of any problems until she was actually born. She lived for only 15 days, just long enough so they got to take her home for a few days. I cried quite a bit about that one. Plus, a co-worker (and good friend) of mine was killed in a car accident in January. He had a wife and three daughters who must be lost now. I cried about that one too.

    On a happier note, I have pictures of all my nieces and nephew in my office, and we’ve had an influx of auditors and consultants and such through here recently, and every one of them comments on the cuteness of all 4 kids. So you done good! Give yours both a hug from their Auntie Nicki, would ya?