Saturday, April 03, 2010

How can it be?

Four years ago today, a beautiful little baby named Fan Xiao Jia was placed in my arms in a small room in Changsha, Hunan. It is hard to say who was more frightened.


On that day, God answered my prayers by allowing me to become a Mommy.


He also answered my prayers by allowing an awesome man to become a Daddy.

It didn't take long for him to steal her heart and for her to steal his.


I could fill pages about the many ways this child has blessed us, tested us, taught us, and loved us. Our Lindy is filled with wonder and delight and marvels at the simplest of things. She makes the ordinary extraordinary. Lindy has incredible compassion and concern and we are so proud of our beautiful and joyful little girl.



Thank you, Lindy, for being YOU!

We love you so very much and are so happy and thankful God chose YOU for us and US for you.

14 comments:

Kate said...

Beautiful all around. COngratulations to your family on this very special anniversary!

Football & Fried Rice said...

She is an exquisite little girl. I love seeing those pictures of you meeting for the first time - there is nothing more beautiful than watching a woman become a Momma!

kara said...

happy gotcha day lindy! :) i can't believe it's been 4 whole years... i feel like my mom was showing me your blog journey just yesterday!

TanyaLea said...

PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS photos!! What a wonderful time for your family to celebrate this special 4 year anniversary! She is such a lovely little girl, and thank you for sharing bits of her with all of us! Have a blessed and Happy Easter! <><

Jcbaron99 said...

Such a blessing your amazing little girl!!!
And you are SO rocking that camera! Good job!

Jenn said...

How beautiful!! This had me crying!! I love the picture of you holding her.

Praying for you friend!

Blessings,
Jenn

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I just love her sweet smile. I love seeing pictures of families meeting for the first time and then the child today....there is so much love in her precious little face.

Jaime said...

Time does go so quickly. I feel like I was on that journey with you and so blessed by the beautiful outcome. Love to your family!

Shay Ankerich said...

We just celebrated four years with our EK too! God is so good to have blessed us with such sweet miracles!!! Love the family day pics and she is just adorable then and now!!! Nothing sweeter than being a mom! Blessings!!!

Super Mommy said...

How sweet! Happy Family Day!

Julie said...

She is gorgeous. What a blessing. I completely understand your feelings. It will be 4 years in July for us!!

Ellie said...

Congratulations - she is just precious! Love all your photos, it is so amazing to see the transformation! God has blessed you indeed!

Super Mommy said...

Happy Family Day! What fond memories, eh?? LOL

I love the Bluebonnet image ;0)

Lisa said...

Oh gosh...what a beautiful, breathtaking post and tribute to your lovely sweet girl.

I'm so glad I thought to peek at this blog tonight ~ I have your other one bookmarked, but spotted this one and had to look....so very glad I did!!