Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy 1 Year Together!

I cannot believe that last year at this time, we were in China just counting down the seconds waiting to hold Lily in our arms for the first time. Yet, a whole year has passed. Now, Lily is counting to 10, arguing that the 6 is really a 9, saying that B stands for Baba, playing hide-and-seek like it is going out of style, and saying "I love you" which just melts our hearts. On this day last year, she was crying, not able to roll over, could barely sit up, couldn't sleep through the night, couldn't talk, couldn't clap her hands together, and had no idea of what her life would be like thousands of miles away from China. God has truly blessed our lives! He has also made up for all of the years we spent without a child by giving us the most perfect, wonderful daughter He could have ever made for us. As I write this, I am listening to her squealing and laughter as Jamie gets her out of the bathtub. We are blessed... richly blessed... and I could not and would not ever want to imagine our lives without Lily.

Happy Gotcha Day Anniversary to all of our group mates!


Kevin and Kimberly said...

Happy one year Gotcha!! Lily is so cute in her green T-shirt! Her hair is growing to much! Just precious!

Have fun today...enjoy the memories!

lillian08 said...

Blessings to you 3 on this very special day! Love y'all
Jen, Danny and Lilli

Elissa said...

Happy Gotcha-versary to you all! Isn't it so fun to see how our girls have thrived this past year? And can you believe they continue to get cuter and cuter? Who would have thought it was possible?? :)

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

Congratulations on your one year of pure joy and to many more to come..

Susan, Riz and Sophia

jocelyn031708 said...

Happy 1 year Gotcha day anniversary to you and yours. I love reliving all of the wonderful memories of our time together and meeting our daughters for the first time.