Thursday, June 10, 2010

Two Years Ago Today...

I held my sweet baby girl for the very first time!!

She was scared and timid and tiny...

but she never cried...

I did, but Lizzie didn't! It really felt as if Lizzie was thinking, "Where have you been?" "I have been waiting for you." "What took you so long." A question she now asks me every time we talk about her life in China!

It has been two incredible, awesome, challenging, hard, wonderful, inspiring, life changing years and I would not change a thing.


and now!

Lizzie is the tiniest little bundle of determination and courageousness and pure love! She finds joy in just about everything and loves with her whole heart and will tell you just how much she loves you and her "whole fambily" ALL the time.

The first time she told me...

and the latest - on video!!

She has shown me what truly beautiful souls my other children have been blessed with and she has touched their lives as my brother touched mine. I can definitely say that when my children are grown and start their families, there will be a few less orphans in this world!

We love you sweet Lizzie May! We did not celebrate today and I will tell you why tomorrow!! hehe!!

For now, I would like to re post the video I did for Lizzie's one year home anniversary!


  1. Happy Two year Anniversary! What a sweet little girl you have! Can't wait to find out why you delayed your celebration????? Our anniversaries are coming up June 29 & July 11. Hard to believe.

  2. What a very special day!!! It looks like I will travel alone. Your pic of everyone together is so beautiful.

  3. Happy Family Day!!! She certainly has come a long way. It is amazing to see how she has blossomed in the love of her family!


  4. Just a beautiful little soul! What an inspiration....She sure gave me HOPE when adopting our Ella!

    happy day 2 you!

  5. Awww how sweet. Happy Family Day, cant wait to see tomorrows post.

  6. Gee! Thanks Ann!!! Like I needed to cry like a blubbering idiot today! LOL Lizzie is just beautiful!

  7. What a special day! It's like celebrating an extra birthday

  8. What a special day! I can't believe it's been 2 years since you brought her home.

  9. Congrats on such a SPECIAL day, friend. The change in her is breathtaking. Amazing. What a sweet little angel you have been blessed with.

  10. Happy Family day! Beautiful post