Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 5, 2007

Exactly one year ago today, you were placed in our arms. What a precious gift we were given.
As you slept, we were so amazed that God had blessed us with a child from so far away, yet He knew exactly when and where we would meet. In His perfect timing, and perfect design, you entered our lives.

We held you close everywhere we went as we took in the sights and sounds of China, we wanted to imprint all of it in our hearts and minds. What is behind those sweet brown eyes, and that serious face? We couldn't wait to get to know you more, as you grew to know us, and trust us.


Who are you today, one year later? You are a child of God. You are filled with wonder and joy. You love to learn, and you are so loving. You are SO loved! You are two years old, and so smart, silly, and enjoyable. You make us laugh, you melt our hearts, and you even show concern and compassion when one of us is hurt. You are an amazing little girl.

You are our daughter! How did we get so lucky? God had it planned all along...and we are so grateful! We love you Lilyann!!! Thank you Lord, for this beautiful child!

10 comments:

art said...

Happy One Year Gotcha Lilyann. It is too bad we can't all return to China once a year for a reunion. It is great to see how our daughters have grown thru the blogs but it would be so much better to see it in person.

Adreanna

chicknboy said...

Happy 1 year to you too!!
I can't believe how big she is now...bigger than Elizabeth?! hard to believe! :)

asnipofgoodness said...

happy gotcha day to all of you!!!

Tereasa said...

I can't believe it's already been a year! Lilyann looks wonderful!

Happy Gotcha Day!

Handwoven Dreams said...

Simply precious! Happy, happy gotcha day to your sweet family!

Betsy

Wendi said...

Happy Gotcha Day Anniversary! What a difference a year makes. They grow so fast, too fast!

day by day said...

Happy Forever Family Day!! I don't think I have ever seen anyone's gotcha pics with the little one sleeping during gotcha....how sweet!!!! What did she do when she woke up?

Happy Gotcha!!!!

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

wow. a year?! I don't hardly remember when she wasn't here with you guys!

Kevjoemcg said...

It has been an amazeing year. Our little girls have grown so much in that time. I look back at our time in China as a defineing moment in my life. I miss you and your family because they are one of the reasons that our time in China was so special.

Michelle said...

Wow I can't believe it's been a year already! Happy Gotcha Day! She's grown and changed so much!