Sep 15, 2009

This girl....

She came into our arms 3 yrs ago. We have never been the same. She is full of love and wonder. She is so gracious and compasssionate. She loves her family and KNOWS how much she is loved. She is so smart and FUNNY, who would've thought a child with this history would have a sense of humor. We feel so blessed to have her in our lives. How wonderful is our God to let us have her? She has taken to the role of big sister with grace and patience.....most of the time. She had a hard time stepping out of the limelight, but now shares it with him readily. She still adores her big sister and all things having to do with the princesses.

She has 9 other Anhui sisters that share our joy in this day. We will always be connected to them, as they helped each other through those early yrs. We often look at our travel pictures and she will say, "I miss my China friends". She was our first taste of the wonderful world of adoption. We will always be grateful to China for letting us have this precious gift. We will treasure her and assist her in being anything she wants to be.

Happy Family Day sweet Claire. We are so proud to be called your family.


Lois O'Brien said...

Happy Family Day, Claire! You are still so beautiful!

Lois O'Brien

Diane said...

her smile seems to get bigger every year!

Julie said...

we miss her too!!! come see us soon.

Flamingo Mama said...

she is just gorgeous!!! wow...3 years! i can't imagine how much they change after 3 years...looking forward to it!

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