Yesterday marked our 'ten months together' milestone. We were at the Children's Hospital, this past Monday, for a follow-up appointment with Phebe's cardiologist. When the nurse first saw Phebe, she just shook her head and said: "She's like a brand new child!" And she wasn't even talking about Phebe's fixed heart! You see, this nurse first met us back in January, when Phebe was just part of our family for about 3 months. She definitely was not the same child. The nurse went on to say how much confidence she has now and how happy she is. And yes, it's absolutely true, she's been home 10 months now, she exudes confidence, she laughs and smiles all day long - nothing gets this girl down, she knows the language, she understands us, she trusts us, she gets our personalities, she understands our rules and our routines - she is just so much more secure and trusting because of all these things put together. And most of all, she's flourishing, because she is loved beyond measure.