Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Today, one year ago - I was handed the most
precious baby girl.
Just like the birth of each of my children, I was forever changed...
for the good.

..the moment.

....the overwhelming gratefulness.

Hello baby!

...and yes - there was that bit about her not being real
happy about us too!
(ugh. This is such a bad picture of me)

How thankful I am.
That God chose Mark and I to parent this
amazing girl.

Okay. I am SO bummed that I can't get these to load any larger....
just squint!

We are in love.
With each other, with our children,
with our amazing God.
Adoption is truly incredible -
stay tuned........


Amy said...

Has it already been a year? Wow! she sure is a winner! So what do you mean by stay tuned? Can I guess? You are right...adoption is incredible!

Laurie in Ca. said...

I soooo remember this time last year as the answer to our prayers was here. It seems like just yesterday and this little girl has been growing so beautifully. I am amazed at the goodness of our God. Praying for you my sweet friend:) I love you tons.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Amy said...

beautiful. God is good!!
Happy Gotcha Day, sweet family!!
we love you!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh you can see the journey on your faces...
Beautiful post!

David and Sarah said...

Happy Adoption Day! You are truly blessed. She looks like a sweetie.

Sherri said... you have something to tell us??


Kimmy said...

Wow, time has flown by. And it is SO obvious that you have been given a precious gift. I love reading posts about your kids . . . your love for them is expressed in words so well (and so often). Blessings as you experience the next year together.

The Ferrill's said...

Happy One Year Gotcha Day sweet Ellie!
We are loving all your cuteness here in AL...and the gotcha day pics are SO SWEET!
We miss yall and think of our favorite family often!!!!!! ;)

Rachelle said...

Oh, Happy Gotch Day!! Actually, to me it seems like more than a year. Seems like they have been a part of us for a long time. Praying for you all my friend!

The Things We Carried said...

A year already!

Kristy said...

Oh Kristy I love those pictures of your first moments with you precious daughter. I have gian goosebumps right now. And I just can't wait to hold my babygirl.

You sweetie is just gorgeous, so so blessed.

Love and blessings, Kristy

Lori said...


I can't believe that has been a year ago. You have the most adorable family. I am so blessed just to know you through blogging. Thanks for sharing your lives with us.



Laurie in Ca. said...

Stopping by this morning to let you know I have been thinking about you alot this past two months. I love you and have been praying for you:) I sure hope everyone in your home is keeping well. This winter season has been so rough on so many families. Take care sweet friend and talk to you soon.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Lori said...

More fun stories please. : )

e-Mom said...

Yes, I remember when...

And I remember reading all about the build up to the big day.

What a blessing she is for all of us!


McNew Family said...

Congratulations on your one year! We also celebrated our one year just last weekend, and are preparing to bring our 2nd China blessing home in the fall!