Friday, March 5, 2010

Seven Years Ago


"A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous...full of beauty and forever beautiful...loving and caring and truly amazing."

Dianna Beisser

Seven years ago, Mr. Tennis and I, along with our travel group, waited anxiously in the Guangzhou Civil Affairs Office for our little girls. Our daughters (those words sounded magical) who had been on a long bus ride, probably the first bus ride of their lives.

Sweet little Miss Maddy was 14 months old at the time. I'm sure that she and the other girls were absolutely terrified. Some cried, some screamed and kicked. Maddy was calm and quiet, but sucked on her fingers furiously. She saved her crying for night times.

She is such a little sweetheart! It's kind of hard to believe it's been 7 years already. The years - they zoom by, so I try to remember how fast time is moving and to enjoy every single moment with my precious, incredible, sweet, funny and brave daughter!

23 comments:

S.Wise said...

Feeling teary over this beautiful post. Seven years of celebrating and many more to come!!!

Kim said...

I have goose bumps. What a special day for your family. She is a beautiful child. So happy for you!

Kam said...

It must seem so surreal that it's been 7 years. I can only imagine. Joel has barely been home 5 months and already our lives have been changed by this little boy. Maddy is just a dream. What a lovely young lady...

Congrats and blessings to you on this very special anniversary!

Love and hugs~

Lisa said...

Happy Gotcha Day to the Boos!

Colleen said...

HAPPY 7 YEARS!!!!!!!! What a wonderful day : )

Gail said...

Happy forever family to you all!!! Beautiful post Janet. What a little sweet pea she was and what a beautiful young lady she is now. The time goes SO fast! Congratulations on this special day!

xo

Shell in your Pocket said...

what a sweet little girl with a "story"...what a blessing your love has been to her!
sandy toe

Kim said...

Happy Gotcha Day!! Seven years of pure beauty!

Felicia said...

Happy 7 years and Gotcha Day! I love that sweet pic of Maddy as a baby...sweet then and sweet now!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy Family Day!!

She was so tiny.....and so precious!! What a very special day for your family...... Now look at her seven years later. A beautiful girl....inside and out!

Enjoy your weekend!

xo,

Lisa

Kristin said...

Wow...seven years? Have a wonderful family day!

Wanda said...

Oh, how wonderful. Seven beautiful years together with your sweetie. I love seeing her first picture. Wha a cutie-pie.

I know the time flew. But I like that you try to live every minute.

Congrats!

Super Mommy said...

Oh my goodness Janet...Maddy was the cutest baby ever! She looks calm in this photo. Happy Family Day!

TanyaLea said...

Oh happy day...definitely worth celebrating! Wow...SEVEN years!?! Congratulations to all of you! And you're so right...the years DO just ZOOM on by... we need to appreciate every moment that we have while we still have our children with us...so many blessings for sure!

Hugs,
Tanya

Sue said...

That magical day never loses it's impact. Congratulations!

Sue : )

Laura L. said...

What a cutie, both then and now. :) Congratulations on 7 years. I agree, savor and remember each moment.

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Beautiful post...Congratz with many, many, many MORE....special Family days to be shared!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Congrats on 7 years with Maddy! She has turned into a beautiful girl!

paige said...

happy birthday maddy!!
sure do love watching you grow up
you are so beautiful
xo

Sharon said...

OmGosh!! Such a preciosu post and baby girl. How does time go by so quickly. I am just loving every day with Bailey and wanting to keep her small forever but love every eyar too!! God Bless your family janet!!

Lucy said...

Oh, it IS ALL SO magical!!! Happy wonderful 7 years to you and yours. She is such a beautiful blessing.

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Heather said...

Oh how magnificent!! Thank you for sharing from your heart. WHat a wonderful family with a darling little girl to love!! Happy Seven years, looking forward to seeing the next seven and then the next seven....

Hugs to you!
Heather