Monday, January 24, 2011

Remembering a Year Ago

You had to know that I'd want to share again how our lives changed a year ago today. Looking at these pictures and reliving that time brings tears to my eyes. We were so excited to finally be IN China. We were so happy to finally say, "We gotcha!"

We had 4 years to plan and to prepare for this beautiful little girl. But nothing prepared us for how much we would instantly love her the first minute we would hold her. I don't think I can even begin to describe how lucky and blessed I felt that day and how I continue to feel blessed every day since.

Enjoy this little trip down memory lane with us:





3 comments:

Nanou said...

They are wonderful moments. I love the intensity of gaze that concerns you, Marissa

Anonymous said...

Did you really want be to tear up this early in the morning??? Well if you did, you suceeded. I will be teary eyed all day with all the memories floating in my brain. We, Mimi, Papa, Nannie, Grandad, & Coco are blessed too. You, T. and Marissa were made for each other and I am so happy you all found each of you. Mimi

Mom said...

This is such a special day. Gotcha day means so much to us. Its the day Marissa was put into her mama and daddys arms and the love just glows in both their faces.

Yes Mimi we are all so blessed. Marissa has loving parents, grandparents that adore and love her. God is so good to bless us with our wonderful children and grandchildren.