Sunday, May 17, 2009

4 Year Anniversary of Emma's Gotcha Day

Outside the sun is shining and the birds are chirping while inside it's very quiet. Brian has taken Ryan to a makeup baseball game from one that was rained out earlier this week. The girls are sound asleep in their beds for their afternoon nap after I had the pleasure of rocking both of them to sleep. Now I'm enjoying the quietness by searching for a CD from Emma's gotcha day, which I just found. Today we celebrate the 4 year anniversary of that special day in Guangzhou China, that day will be forever etched in my memory. For those of you who have been readers for a while, you've seen the video and have heard the story but I still like to think about it and share it. If you're a new reader, here's a clip I put together:

What a blessing she is, from the the Texas sized dimple on her adorable little face to the bright eyes and big smile that would melt the coldest of hearts and also to the hugs she gives from the bottom of her toes to the top of her pumpkin little head. I tell her all the time that's she is our blessing. Who other than God alone could have known the love, fun and happiness that one little dumpling could bring into a house.

This was taken as we were still waiting to go up in the elevator and while we were waiting 13 nannies came in carrying 13 little girls, all dressed alike. Time seemed to stand still but from what I remember there was much smiling and pointing and somehow Brian or my friend Teresa one was able to gesture to the nanny that she belonged to us and the nanny brought her over and handed her to Ryan for just a minute and then they were all whisked away to await the scheduled meeting of the families.


Felicia said...

Oh sweet Emma. We all love that texas sized dimple. Congrats on your 4 year Anniversary.

Happy Gotcha Day!

Teresa said...

I remember when her referral came and I saw her beautiful eyes. Her eyes stood out tome among all the other referrals in the Yahoo group. They are still beautiful today and they are all growing up so fast.


Marla said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!!!