Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bad Blogger

These pics were taken at the Cider Mill about a month ago - but since I am the Queen of Blog Slackers these days, I am just now posting them.

Life is good here...Lily is as sweet as ever. Seriously. This was our conversation yesterday:

Lily: "Mom, how did I get to be your daughter when I was so far away?"

Me: "Well, mommy can't grow babies in her belly, so my babies grow in another person's belly - and then when they are born, I can adopt them into my family."

Lily: "So, after I was born - that is when God gave you my picture?"

Me: "Yes, I got a picture of you when you were 8 months old."

Lily (again): "But, mommy, don't all people from China have dark hair and brown eyes?"

Me: "Well, yes."

Lily: "Then, how did you know it was ME!?

Me: "Because you have lots of special features that make you different from the other people in China."

Lily: "So, after you saw me in my picture you came and got me?"

Me: "Yes, then daddy and I got in a plane and went to China to bring you home."

Lily: "I'm so glad mommy, cuz I always wanted you."

Me: "Aw, Lily. I always wanted you too. I loved you long before I ever even saw your picture, sweet girl."

(And, I love you more everyday.)

She seems to be asking more and more (specific)questions about how we came to be a family. Now that she sees babies growing in the bellies of friends who are pregnant, and with all of the talk about her soon-to-be baby brother/sister...

I just pray God continues to give me wisdom in how to answer these complex questions.
Hope this finds you all well. And, Michelle, if you are reading this: Happy Birthday to you!!! Lily says "Don't get crazy!"


day by day said...

She is so cute, Nikki! I love the part where she asks how you knew it was her!!!!

3 Peanuts said...

This story gave me chills. Isn't is all amazing?
God choses the perfect children for ourr families.

I AM SO EXCITED FOR you!!!!! I think about you all the time and how exciting this is going to be to have the baby from the very beginning and to experience all of the infant things. Lily is going to love it too.

Thank you for your sweet comment. Harry is really struggling but we will be okay. Happy b-day to your friend Michelle! It is my b-day too:)


redmaryjanes said...

You know what? My photos aren't posted yet either, I will put mine on too. Darling!

Much Ado said...

Aw, what a beautiful conversation, it brought a lump to my throat! Love your new blog look by the way - well, new to me, I have been reading your posts in google reader and only noticed the new look now! Have a great weekend my friend!

Missy said...

What a precious angel that Lily is. I love her comment how she wanted it to be me chills.

God knows what He is doing, huh?

Can't wait to hear more about your newest love!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the pictures..
And Lily is AMAZING..
she is sooo smart...
You were meant to be a Family.. and what an AMAZING family you are..
And you will only be blessed some more with the little one onthe way..
Hugs girly.
Nice talking to you..
Love ya ..

PIPO said...

Awwww...what a beautiful conversation with your girl.

Kristi said...

Precious conversation Nikki. Thanks so much for sharing as we will all be having such talks as they grow. Nice to hear how yours went and good words to say! So sweet!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Ohhhhhhh how precious.... She is so sweet and so smart. I think you are sharing her life story with her just right... it is a true story...
Can't wait for her little brother or sister to be in your arms too!
love you,

Janet said...

Tee hee. I loved that story. She is so smart!

LaLa said... sweet is she...yeah, the part about how did you know it was her was great.

Love the pics and especially the one of the two of you : )

Gee Gee said...

Oh Nikki, you seem to always have just the right words to say to answer Lily's many questions. It must be a God thing!!

mommy24treasures said...

oh this made me tear up/She is such a smart girl.

Anonymous said...

Kids really do love to hear their "how you came to be here" stories over and over again. Sounds like you are handling it great!

Love the pictures!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Nikki! I have missed you! Gorgeous pictures of a gorgeous girl!

holly m. said...

Another sweet post, Nikki!
Lily Pie will be a wonderful big sister, as wonderful as you are a Momma!

Steffie B. said...

You are doing awesome with her....and how could Lily not ask so many questions with a wonderful Momma like you?

I'm so excited for this next journey for did the shopping go?


Tiffany said...

I've been thinking about you all! So glad to see your post and so very excited for you!

Bless your little Lily and her VERY sweetheart! Oh she is just precious!

Amy Ellison said...

complex questions, indeed. her "cuz i always wanted you" just about had me in tears.

and i can think of at least one other blogger who is a bigger slacker than you these days... :P

Beverly said...

I love those conversations!

Oatsvall Team said...

Emily loves to talk about how she came to be in our family and loves to talk about babies in tummy too ... our girls are smart and have an amazing heart filled w/ love ...

we need a call soon and i need an update !!!!

Truly Blessed! said...

Oh, the "I'm so glad, Mommy, 'cuz I always wanted you" gave me goosebumps.

What a beautiful child!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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