Monday, March 4, 2013

Ten Years - Forever Family Day

If you are not too long,
I will wait here for you all my life.
Oscar Wilde.
One of the earliest photos we received - Her Chinese Name is Mei Guo Wei
             Dear Maddy:

Today marks 10 years since we met you -- our sweet and only daughter
 in the busy city of Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. 
All of the girls in our travel group had been on the bus for a couple of hours traveling
from the small city of  Wuchuan in Southern China.  
You were so very quiet and sucked furiously on two of your little fingers. 
As excited as we were to meet you and welcome you to our family,
it was another big change in your little life.
 
Finally home -- and battling ear infections, skin rash and jet lag!
 
You were only 14 months old when we met you, and 
had been through so many disruptions and changes already.   
 
Even so, you opened you heart and trusted us to take care of you forever.
Your amazing strength, sweet nature and beautiful smile
 warm my heart every single day.
 
 
 
We are most certainly the lucky ones to be able to love you forever.
 
 
 
Maddy at 4 years old
 
 
 
 
We are so proud of the beautiful girl you are becoming --
a sweet and caring friend,
a good student always thoughtful and respectful.
 
 
We are so blessed 
- to know you is to love you!
 
Love you always sweetie!!!
 
xoxo
Mom
 

12 comments:

Kim K. said...

Happy Family Anniversary! We're getting ready to celebrate our Josie anniversary on the 16th! Adoption is a gift that just keeps on giving. Maddy is a beautiful girl. Such darling baby photos. Hugs!

Laurie said...

Happy 10 years to your family. I am in LOVE with the highchair picture. She is SO adorable and still looks just like that! So glad you shared those early pictures. She is beyond sweet!

Sammy said...

What a cutie!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

what a beautiful post!

lea
xo

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Congrats on being a family for 10 years! God Bless!

Love Letters To China said...

Congratulations on 10 beautiful years. She really is growing into such an amazing young lady.

xo

Grace

Michelle said...

Happy Family Day! How beautiful now and then!!

Jodee said...

What a sweet post for your even sweeter girl! Maddy was the perfect addition to your family! You are one blessed mama! Congrats on 10 happy years together!

Lori said...

Happy 10 years!! You are such a beautiful family together! I don't think I've ever seen those first baby pictures ....SO precious.

One Happy Mama said...

Happy Family Day Anniversary! Thank you for sharing your lives through your blog! ~Nancy

likeschocolate said...

What a blessing! Congratulations!

Doctor Dad said...

I hope we can give a child (and our family) the gift of adoption someday. Thanks for sharing these precious memories and photos. Maddy is such a blessing!