Saturday, December 12, 2015

Two Weeks!

It's been close to two weeks that Octavia has been "home". My little girl ceases to amaze me. Every day, she is showing a new skill.

A few of her newest accomplishments:

- Babble: She used to just "sing" when music was on but now she is talking almost non-stop!
- Laughing: At first, she would just smile when she was tickled but now, she actually laughs. She has such a beautiful laugh.
- Hugs & Kisses: When I pick Octavia up in the morning, she hugs me and lays her head on my shoulder. She will also give those sweet baby kisses that everyone loves!

Even though I am fully funded, I still have my Amazon link. I will be using the funds to help another family adopting from Octavia's country who is currently in process to adopt a boy called Blake. You can find the link on the right-hand side of my blog. To read more about Blake's family, read their RR FSP or check out their blog. As a reminder, using the link doesn't cost you anything!

Today, our translator and driver took us on a short excursion to a few old churches. St Hripsime Church is one of the oldest surviving churches here. The church sits on the remains of a pagan structure and is also the site where St. Hripsime was martyred during the time of the conversion of this country to Christianity.

The second place we went was Etchmiadzen Cathedral, which is considered to be the oldest cathedral in the world. It is believed that St. Gregory the Illuminator had a vision of Jesus Christ descending from heaven and striking the earth with a golden hammer to show where the cathedral should be built.

Outside St. Hripsime Church 

Outside Etchmiadzin Cathedral

1 comment:

  1. Have been following your adoption journey since the beginning. Would love to hear an update and pictures of Octavia and you

    Jo Ann C