A Special Day

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Last Saturday I told you I was going to be doing a regular Saturday Adoption Update post. Well, today's post isn't really an update on our current adoption but it's a post about a special day we celebrate in our household that involves adoption and a birthday. 11 years ago we welcomed our first baby girl in our arms and exactly 10 years after that (to the day and almost the exact time!) we welcomed our youngest baby girl in our arms. September 16th is a special, special day in our house! I can't imagine my life without either of these girls. What an amazing 11 years it's been!

And it just so happens that today, September 28th, 2013, marks one year that we've been home with Lydia. I haven't had a chance to scrap a page about it yet but I know I will soon. It's been an amazing year. Our seemingly quiet, shy, timid 2 year old has turned into a spunky little 3 year old who LOVES to talk, play pretend, tell stories, read and sing. She never stops! Boy has she changed over the last year. The child I brought home is not the child she is today and you know what? I'm SOOOOO happy about that. She's developing her own personality, she's comfortable around us, she's found her place in our family....everything has been so good. Not to say there haven't been tough times but this past year has been such an awesome year of growing and learning for our whole family. I thank God every day for the blessing she is to our family.

Lookie there, I already have some journaling to go on my next digital scrapbook page. Next week you just might see a page with that exact journaling on it!



Chippi -Christie- said...

That is so awesome!! Definitely a very special day in your household!! I love your heartfelt journalling, and the added extra in your blog post, and the "then and now" photos are so good! They sure have grown up!!

borgerfam said...

Loved this Elizabeth!!! So glad I can rejoice with you in this and I do!

peni astiti said...

boy.. this is amazing! love your "then and now" photos and I enjoy to see them growing!
I do love scrapping with bold statement too :D

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