Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Now THIS is a Mother's Day Gift!!!!!

A missionary from Ivanovo worked at the orphanage Ilya was in - Shuya School Orphanage.  He now does work with EE students working in the US in the summer near Dollywood....and he has a FB presence.  I noticed that one of HIS FB friends was a young man named Dmitri, who had "Shuya School Orphanage" as his place of work.  I friended him, and he remembers Ilya!

We've chatted here and there a time or two, and today - lo and behold!  A most precious gift!  Photos of Ilya from before we adopted him.  No adoptive mother could be more grateful for anything!

Here he is - see? In blue in the second row.


He is in gray, behind the oranges.  I wish I could have been there.

Second from the right - enjoying himself!
And the best one of all.......

15 comments:

Tamara said...

What a gift!!!! Amazing pictures. I can imagine how precious these are you to! :)

MyGirlElena said...

This is great!!
Does Ilya remember those particular instances?

Hevel Cohen said...

That is a plain awesome gift... not only for you but for your future grandchildren, who will have kid pics of their dad.

Milena said...

Such a precious gift! Our host child recently got pictures from her early childhood (and she shared them with me to keep the safe - awwww) and it is so special seeing them so little. And I guess since Ilya doesn't really like having his photo taken it makes them even more special! I am so happy for you!

Keri said...

Amazing!!! We just got a gift like this, too! One of Nastia's schoolmates from 4th grade sent their school picture! WHAT a joy to have it!! So happy for you. I know firsthand how precious these gifts are...better than gold.

Tina in CT said...

A perfect Mother's Day present! Have copies made so if one set gets lost, you'll have the spare.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful boy!!! These are great!!!!

Nora

thisjourneyofmylife said...

He hasn't changed one bit! I love the photos.

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on our way today said...

How neat. And if there is one person out there with such pictures perhaps you will meet another one day.

Rachael said...

What a treasure!

Mike and Christie said...

What a precious gift!!!
Happy Mother's Day Annie! :)

kate said...

Priceless and oh, so precious.

MMrussianadoption said...

wow. those pictures are priceless. wish i had them of my two. happy belated mothers day

Waseem said...

perfect mother's day present...I like and appreciate it.
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