Thursday, March 17, 2016

13 Years -- Lucky 13!

Thirteen years ago this month we were so blessed to meet and
bring home our most adorable daughter!
It was an amazing, fun and exhausting 
trip to China to meet our sweet Maddy Mei.


Part of her Chinese name is Mei so we kept that
for her middle name!

She was much smaller than I anticipated at 14 months old.  Since we had received
photos of her standing, I assumed she would be walking, but
that was not the case.  
She was a speedy little crawler though and
moved on to walking and running fast once we were home!

Traveling to China is a trip of a lifetime --
meeting and bringing home a daughter is beyond amazing and wonderful and life-changing!
Our family has been truly blessed with our sweet Maddy.

Red Couch Photo -- some of her travel-mates were upset, but
Maddy blocked out the chaos with her hands up around her face  -
something she did quite often for a few weeks.
Her Smile makes me smile. 
Her laugh is infectious. 
Her heart is pure and true. 
Above all I love that 
she is my daughter!

8 comments:

Laurie said...

Precious red-couch picture- Maddy is SO darling!! Happy 13 years!!! :)

Kelli said...

Such a beautiful lady and what a blessed family you have. Love the red couch picture.

Billie Jo said...

Precious precious story...
So happy for you all!!!
She is a beautiful young lady, and blessed as well. : )

Katie Clooney said...

Love hearing your beautiful daughter's story. She has a smile that could light up a room! Enjoy your weekend.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Our adoption anniversaries are only a day apart! I guess I never knew that! Happy 13 years! Continued blessings!

Michelle said...

She is beautiful and was a beautiful baby. So many blessings!!

Jodee said...

Congrats on 13 happy years together! You are one blessed mama!

Lisa said...

happy gotcha day!! (belated, of course)!