Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Favorite Super Hero!

This past Saturday Lucy attended her cousin Conor's Super Hero Birthday party!!!! She was so excited to be included and loved dressing up as........





Wonder Woman!!!!!




Batman rode to the party with us!

All of the Super Heroes!


Wonder Woman loves to slide


And fly!!!!!!!!




Even Super Heroes Love party favors!!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

2 Years Ago Today....

There are certain days in your life that are etched in your memory forever - June 24, 2007 is one of those days. Not only is it etched in my memory it is certainly one of the happiest days I can remember. It was on this day that we met sweet Lucy for the very first time.

It seems like I had waited forever for this day to come and once it was here I couldn't believe it. I woke up early that day full of anticipation, happiness, wonder and hope. Today was going to be the day that I was going to meet the daughter that I had hoped and prayed for, for so very long! All of a sudden I wondered if I was prepared. I had so many things going through my head and so many questions that had yet to be answered.

In the late afternoon on that very hot, humid day in China I was handed the most beautiful little girl that I had ever seen. Once she was placed in my arms I didn't ever want to let her go. I looked at her sweet little face and her pretty brown eyes and wondered what was going through her mind. I'm sure she wondered who we were and what were we doing with her. I wanted to assure her that everything was going to be okay and that we would love her and take care of her for the rest of her life. I knew she wouldn't understand but I wanted her to feel safe and comforted. When we left the Civil Affairs building and returned to our hotel - it hit me that she was ours. How blessed we were to at last be together. What a brave little girl she was on that fateful day!

Two years later and I still wake up with anticipation, happiness, wonder and hope. Every morning when I hear Lucy in her bed in the room next to us I want to jump up and take her in my arms. Instead I lie in bed and listen to her sing the ABC's or Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star until she is ready to get up for the day. At that time she yells. "Mommy, BB (my nickname)" which is my cue to come and get her. She greets me with a smile that melts my heart every time! When I put her to bed at night she always tells me, "God Bless you, Sweet Dreams" (which is what I always say to her.) She waits until I get to the bottom of the stairs and then she YELLS , "I love you Mommy!" I'm as excited to see her each morning and put her to bed each night as I was the first time we met. Once she's in my arms I still don't ever want to let her go!

Two years later I look back and think about if I was prepared to be Lucy's mom. Well yes from the first day I was prepared to care for her, feed her, bathe her, comfort her and do whatever else I needed to make her feel okay. What I wasn't prepared for was how much I could love one little person! I suppose no one can prepare you for that. It still amazes me the amount of love and joy one person can bring to your life. When Lucy shows me that little smile, or kisses my cheek, gives me her special "squeeze hug", rubs my shoulders or tells me she loves me I just want to melt! I thank God every day that he matched us with the perfect girl for our family.

I think about the questions I had that were never (or could never) be answered and none of those matter. It is not the unknown that concerns me - it is what I do know for a fact that makes me incredibly happy. What I know for sure is that Lucy is a sweet, happy, funny, silly, smart, thoughtful, kind little girl. She is loved by so many people. She is well adjusted and seems very happy. Not a day goes by that she doesn't ask me, "Are you happy Mommy?" I always answer, "Yes" and then she gives me a little hug and says, "I'm happy too Mommy". That is music to my ears!

I could go on and on about our sweet Lucy. What I want her to know is that from the day I met you my life has changed forever. You are the light of our life! You bring us happiness and love that I never knew was possible. We love you to the moon and back sweet Lulu! We will forever celebrate June 24th as it is the day that we became a family! We were meant to be together and we will love you forever!!!!!




Our First Family Picture



Lucy's First Bath


All cleaned up!

Lucy's first night with us!
Sweet Dreams, sweet girl!!!



Our sweet girl today!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lucy's Latest Love

Lucy's latest love is......





Pink Nail Polish!

And she can't get enough of it!

She sits patiently while I polish her toes and fingers




Are they dry yet?


I think they're almost dry!



They look good to me!!!!


Oh I love being a girl!
ps - I think there should be a disclaimer on the bottle that it is NOT 10 day nail polish if it is worn on a two year old- it usually lasts a day or two! But that's okay we just do it all over again!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009