Thursday, April 21, 2011

One Month Anniversary of Forever

One month ago today our lives changed with the magical addition of a new daughter.  A new life has begun--for us all.

Lan Lan recently told a translator that on that day, she was so nervous her knees were shaking! 

And yet, she bravely made her way to our family, smiled her million-dollar smile, and said in a quiet, throaty whisper, "Hello Mother.  Hello Father." 

It's an amazing thing to finally hear your child speak their first words.  Especially one that has only been known on paper--for a year.  All I could do was cry.

Lan Lan is so precious I cannot even find the words!  Her addition to our family has been so easy, so seamless, I am almost afraid to type the words--I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop!  Of course though, that shoe would be a ballet slipper because Lan Lan is quite the ballerina. 

She loves anything athletic, crafty, or with bling.  She is funny, sweet, loving, and full of spunk!  The flip side is that she can be sassy, easily-excitable, very opinionated, and a drama queen.  Like I said, she fits right in!

Honestly, I think that some families would find her personality a bit over the top--she is FULL of zest!!  But for our crazy, zesty family, she is A PERFECT MATCH! 

I praise God for the gifts bestowed on us!  Singing praises on the one-month anniversary of FOREVER!!


Alex and Riann said...

Rejoicing with you in this amazing gift of Rose! Bless you guys!

Anonymous said...

My heart is rejoicing for Rose and for your family as a whole. What an amazing picture of GOD's love for us as his adopted children. May the LORD GOD bless you all abundantly, over and over and over and over and... With love, Coll Cat