Saturday, August 30, 2008

5 years ago today, we met our daughter for the first time

A beautiful young lady at age 6.

Age 5, Oct. 2007.

Grace, age 4 in Hawaii.

Grace-age 3.

Age 2.

14 mos. first time walking!

Grace and I--August 2003 in China.

"Motherbridge of Love"

Once there were two women who never knew each other.
One you do not know. The other you call Mother.
Two different lives shaped to make you one.
One became your guiding star; the other became your sun.
The first one gave you life; the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love; the second was there to give it.
One gave you a body, the other taught you games.
One gave you a talent. The other taught you aims.
One gave you emotions; the other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile; the other dried your tears.
One found a home for you that she could not provide.
The other prayed for a child; her hope was not denied.
And now you ask, of course you do, the question others ask me too:
This place or your birth place-which are you a daughter of?
Both of them my darling-and two different kinds of love.

-anonymous poem submitted by an adoptive mother to the charity Mother Bridge of Love.

9 kind words:

ThatGirl said...

I love the leaf picture!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary. Isn't it amazing how fast it all goes and before you know it you will be celebrating your 5 year with William and your 10 year with Grace...oh my goodness!

Gail said...

Happy 5 year Forever Day!
Love the pics.

Steffie B. said...

Beautiful......what a blessing! ;)

OH MY #6 said...


This is so sweet. You have made my day! Enjoy that weekend.


missy said...

5! Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Grace! You are blessed by a wonderful family and they are blessed beyond measure to have you!

redmaryjanes said...

I love this. What a beautiful post.

Kerry said...

Oh Gail. What a wonderful anniversary for your family. Grace only gets more beautiful.

I so love the over the years photos. Grace is clearly a happy sweet girl. Love her smile and love how content she is even during her first days with mom.


Paula said...

Its so neat to see Grace growing up. It happens so fast.

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