Monday, January 10, 2011

Then and Now #1

So, I thought I would share with you some "Then and Now" pictures of the kiddos in Zimbabwe. It was so much fun seeing how much the kids have grown and flourished in four years.

This "Then and Now" is of Ruth (or Ruthie). I was actually given the honor of naming Ruth when we found her, abandoned, at four months old.

This picture was taken after three weeks on formula. By this time Ruth had already gained a significant amount of weight from when we found her, but you can still  see how thin she was, even then.

For now Ruthie is being cared for by Tecla. She does have some living family members in the village (including a wonderful grandma), but they are taking care of several other orphaned children.

Ruthie is healthy and lively, to say the least. She has the biggest personality of anyone I have ever met, and it is hard for me to remember her as such a fragile baby struggling for her life.

God's hand is undeniably caring for this little one.

1 comment:

Melissa Irwin said...

i could leap out of my skin. she is beautiful. i'm going back in april - God willing.