Monday, April 7, 2008

Three years ago...


Three years ago today we held Lily in our arms for the very first time. After days, months, YEARS, of hoping, wishing, praying, and dreaming, our family of two became a family of three.





I have struggled with what I would say in honor of this special day and I just keep coming up short. No words can adequately describe how I feel about my sweet girl. She has changed my life. She has completely rocked my world. Every day with her is a good day - even the bad days.


Lily, today is our family's anniversary...but we celebrate the gift of you everyday. I love you more than words could ever say. You are a blessing to everyone you meet. I am so proud of the little girl you are becoming...sweet, funny, beautiful, strong, smart, and so loving. I am so happy we are a "famiwee forever"! Love, momma
















Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future."


Thank you, Lord, for having such a beautiful plan for our lives. Thanks for our sweet angel from heaven.

37 comments:

Heather said...

Oh Nikki - so beautiful - those pictures are priceless. Lily is truly a gift in every way. I looked at the post just prior to this and marveled at your little one's ability to capture the hearts of anyone in her presence.

God is so good.

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy this very special occasion!

Hugs,
Heather

Kristi said...

You know how much we share in your JOY! Our hearts are so full with this most precious of miracles and we join with you in being so grateful!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Happy 3 years!!!!!!
Wonderful, heartfilled post...
I am sooo honored to have met you on this amazing journey..
Your family inspires me every day...
Have a WONDERFUL DAY...
Lily is soooo precious and soooo beautiful..
HUGS TO YOU GIRLY..
Love ya..

Sophie's Mom said...

What a sweet post, and a beautiful young lady she's become! Congratulations on three years!

PIPO said...

Awww....I LOVE those pictures.

Congrats on 3 years of family!

amy said...

thanks for posting this and its a beautiful post filled with love and beauty

Somewhere In The Sun said...

What a beautiful post! Just lovely! Congratulations on your special day.

~Lynn

Ashley said...

What an amazing post! Happy 3 wonderful years together!!

kerri said...

Happy forever family day to you all.
Thanks for sharing Lily with us, she is such a joy.
Have a special day. ;)
Hugs

~Amy~ said...

Happy 3 years with a silly, beautiful, perfect, sweet little girl! :) Have a great day celebrating the joy of your life! Love ya Nikki!!!

Steffie B. said...

Love you too girl....the memories we have of this special day are priceless! ;)

Linette said...

Happy 3 years as a forever family!!
I'm so glad I met you in blogland. I feel like we're all family. :)
Enjoy your special day!

Juliette said...

Happy day! I love what you said, how can you not celebrate her in your lives everyday? Lily is truly wonderful and you are wonderful parents: she is blooming!!!
Have a very special day!

Anonymous said...

Nik,
I don't have the words either but EVERYDAY I"m with you and the little china doll I can see in your face exactly how your are feeling,how much that little one means to you and how much you love and care for her.She is very dear to us all and I'm so thankful to be part of the " famiwee forever"
DAD

Tracy said...

Happy Family Day! Love ya!

3D said...

Happy Family Anniversary!

Keep smilin!

LaLa said...

Happy Family Day!!! She is just more beautiful each day!

Daniella said...

Beautiful - happy gotcha day to all you! You give me hope :)

Denise C said...

Oh yes...she is just that an angel from heaven! And you my sweet friend....are too! This post makes me weep tears of joy for you and the other sweet Pinjiang sisters that I have been so blessed to meet because of this wonderful blog world.
Miss Lily is one very precious little girl and your "Famiwee" is forever blessed!!!Love you tons!!!

Jeff and Amy said...

What a beautiful little girl :)

Gee Gee said...

Happy Anniversary to the Doctor "famawee". She's definitely livened up our family over the past 3 yrs. Thank you God for our special gift!!

Janet said...

Happy Forever Family Day! That is SUCH a nice post. And the pics were amazing too!

GWEN OATSVALL said...

how i share in your joy today and how i love your family ... i am so thankful for our bond and for the way God connected us and the girls together FOREVER !!

Two Kayaks said...

Such a lovely post, my sweet friend!! Congrats on your family anniversary! You are certainly one of the most beautiful families I have ever seen (inside and out).

holly m. said...

Beautiful pics, Nikki, and of course I'm all teared up!! I'm so thankful right along with you and your DH that your family was formed that special day. The completion of what you and DH and
God were forming in your hearts so many years before. Congratulations on 3 years of being a beautiful family!!

Love, Holly M.

FHL said...

HIS plans are always the best :-)

Happy 3 year anniversary!

Michelle said...

Nikki...Happy Family day to all of you!! You are so right...there are just no words to adequately describe the feelings. I agree!

Love the last picture of Lily. Beautiful!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

I am so happy for your precious family..... you found the right words friend.... a beautiful, touching post for your beautiful, precious baby girl....
Thank you for sharing with us.

kris said...

Happy Forever Family Day! I so loved seeing those photos from China :O)

Mob said...

Nikki,
what a beautiful post and a lovely letter to Lilly. She is a precious little girl and you have been blessed beyond measure.

mommy24treasures said...

Happy Family Day Nikki. I love seeing your memories. So beautiful.

Beverly said...

Awwww congrats on the 3 year mark. Ours is coming in July!!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

So sweet. Congratuations on 3 years as a mummy.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Hope all went well the other night...
I am sure you are busy..
Talk to you soon..
HUGS..

The Shocks said...

Happy three years. We miss you all.

Beckyb said...

They are wonderful gifts - I remember that day so well. Lily is such a special blessing!!!

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