Two years ago today, my eyes first beheld the living form of this precious child. She was scared, overwhelmed and in survival mode. We were incredibly excited, overwhelmed and in wonder that this day had actually arrived. Our daughter is bright, energetic, creative, brave, thoughtful, patient, and talkative. Our family is blessed. Tremendously blessed.
Our only son, J, turns SEVEN years old today! He is active, creative and thoughtful. His favorite things include playing with legos and bionicles, Star Wars, drawing, digging in the dirt and riding his bike. He is in the first grade this year and is excited to have learned to read! He is tender-hearted, but as rough as they come. We are so proud of the
Our firstborn, E, turns TEN years old today! She's beautiful, thoughtful, and smart. Her favorite things are reading, doing art projects, school (just kidding!), playing games, and spending time with her friends. If you want to be comforted or encouraged, she is the girl to seek out! She is in the fourth grade this year and doing well in all her subjects. Also, she is continuing to take piano and has played in church. We are so proud of the young girl she has blossomed into.
It is Fall. I love, love, love this season of the year! It is fraught with so many very special occasions and memories for our family. It begins with my very own birthday in September! Every one who knows me, knows that I am absolutely CRAZY about my birthday. The 13th of October, TEN years ago, we welcomed our firstborn into our family. Two years later, on the 14 of this month, our son joined our family. Two years ago, in the first week of October, we received a most thrilling email - our LOA from China was on it's way, bringing an end to sight of the long wait for our chosen child. On October 18 of that same year, we got notice of Travel Approval from China and booked plane tickets! The joy of this season continues on into November! We laid eyes on and arms around our chosen child on November 5th, 2007.
Our family was reunited on November 18. And finally FIVE years ago,
on November 23, our baby was born.
Truly a season of thankfulness and unbridled blessings!