Wednesday, March 4, 2015

12 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

March is one of my favorite months!  
Besides the fact that March ushers in spring,
 daylight hangs around longer, birds are chirping
and the grass is greening up finally,
there is another reason I love March.

12 years ago today in a conference room in the faraway city 
of Guangdong in the Peoples Republic of China, 
we met our daughter, sweet Maddy, from the town of Wuchuan, 
 for the very first time.

Two months before, we received some photos of her 
looking very serious with those beautiful
piercing dark eyes, sweet little nose and rosebud lips.
And that hair -- that gorgeous black hair!
It was love at first sight!

She's an amazing, sweet, vibrant, thoughtful, loving, 
funny and fun-loving 
13 year old now.
How did we ever get so lucky?!

We are blessed beyond measure to be able to raise her
and call her our daughter!

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present,
 and the hope and promise of the future." 

-- Author Unknown


Billie Jo said...

What a wonderful day for you all!!!
Thank you for sharing you words and photos and memories. : )
Such a lovely young lady!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Happy Forever day! 12 years! Wow. Such a beautiful and special young lady. March is a special month for our adoption family too! We will be celebrating later this month.

Kelli said...

She is beautiful! What a blessed family you are to have each other.

Laurie said...

I just love seeing those early pictures of our sweeties- so precious! And she is one heck of a beauty today- oh my! March is a good month indeed!

Courtney said...

What a beautiful blessing!

Sammy said...

You're blessed! She is lovely for sure.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

:) Happy 12!!!


Jodee said...

Happy forever family day! Maddy was the perfect addition to your family and you are one blessed mama! She is such a sweet gal!

Jen Kershner said...

You ARE blessed. As is she! What a beautiful family you have.