Saturday, September 12, 2009

One Year Ago

One year ago today...

I didn't know my heart could hold so much love.

I discovered the sweet spot between Sunshine's ear and shoulder.

Watched as my daughter reached out and touched her hand on my face with a look of "At last, we are together".

I saw her smile for the first time.

I felt my heart sing as she reached for me instead of her nanny.

I didn't know if she would be able to walk, talk, or overcome the obstacles of malnutrition, and I didn't care.

I knew my family was complete.

Today I have a sparkly, sweet and amazing daughter who...

can count to 5

runs instead of walks

sings a lullaby to her babies every night.

loves pretties in her hair.

is adored by so many.

is healthy, medication free, and thriving.

has stolen more hearts than I can count.

story has convinved at least 1 other family to start a similar journey.

can throw a tantrum with the best of them.

gives the best kisses and hugs in all of the world.

Happy Gotcha Day my sweet, sweet girl!


missy said...

beautiful. happy gotcha day!

Mama 2 three said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!! My how time flies!

Kjo said...

Happy Gotcha Day - - and how lucky we all are to have this little one with her hugs, smiles, and zest in our hearts and lives.

Cindy said...

Happy One Year! Amazing isn't it?

Jodi said...

Wow - she has gotten so big. Amazing how fast the time goes!