Monday, June 29, 2009

Changed lives

6 years ago after 2 years of waiting, our referral arrived and we first saw this precious little face...

It was really because of our sweet girl that we took the leap and adopted again. In China everyone we met said, "She is a lucky, lucky little girl!" Dan and I strongly feel that 'we' are the lucky ones. All our lives have been forever changed...and for that we are thankful.

You are my child, now with all things I am blessed. ~unknown


18 kind words:

Heather said...

Grace is so just that, grace! Just beautiful...thank you for sharing your gorgeous children and their amazing stories with us. That red thread - it does some remarkable things in our lives, doesn't it?

(((Sending hugs)))
Heather

Casey said...

Happy Day!!! What a precious gift to all. She is just stunning.

Colleen said...

Happy 6 years!!!!!!! Grace is so beautiful!!! Her name couldn't be more fitting. : )

Missy said...

Look at that beautiful baby girl! I could spot those lips and eyes anywhere and know that it was Grace. I know she has blessed you and your family beyond measure. Your love for your family is very touching. Happy Referral Day!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

it was meant to be. Beautiful Grace. Beautiful family.

Lea
xo

Jboo said...

Such a beautiful baby and lovely girl! Your family is so blessed! Happy anniversary of your referral day.

Janet

Marla said...

Happy referral day! She has the same beautiful serious gaze in her referral pic that she still has today. Just gorgeous!!!

Courtney said...

Beautiful pictures!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy day! I know that Grace has touched your lives in amazing ways.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy 6 years..
Everytime I look into those eyes.. It makes me smile... I know that I will have a BEAUTIFUL little girl... this wait is sooo much easier looking through the eyes of BEAUTIFUL little girls..
Grace is truly stunning..
I tell you that all the time.. but it is the truth..
Have a great day..

Felicia said...

Happy Referral Day!

Super Mommy said...

Happy referral day! I love her referral picture - she is beautiful!

Amy in Arizona said...

What an adorable referral picture!! And she just keeps getting prettier!!

Dita said...

I am just beyond emotional. When I saw the photo of this amazing child, the VERY photo you and Dan saw the first time.....and then I see her all grown up realizing that that baby is Grace.....well, I am just wiping the tears away.

Yes, you and Dan are the lucky ones but Grace...well, Grace gets to have a lifetime of love in both of your arms.

I am so truly happy for all of you!

Kerry said...

You remember that day like yesterday- oh so vividly- don't you! Happy Referral Day. She is gorgeous then and- well just look at her now. Stunning!

Actually- I could easily tell her by her baby photo. Adorable.

Have a wonderful weekend.

The Morris Family said...

...not sure how you do it, Gail, but the images you capture with your lens are exquisite- really, really special- as are, of course, your Grace and Will!

suzanne said...

She is growing up and is so beautiful. You are all so truly blessed to have each other in your lives.

Kayce said...

Such a beautiful post and a beautiful girl. Happy 6 years! A blessed family you are!

 
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