Thursday, September 3, 2009

Four Years Ago Today, Xu Nian Hong...





Four years ago today, we were blessed by receiving the greatest gift of our lives, our beautiful baby girl, Gracie. Through an email and a telephone call from CCAI, we were matched with our sweet girl in China, and we received her name, pictures, and all of the information they had for her at the time. And our lives have never been the same since. Adoption has been the most perfect way of growing our family. We could not love a little girl more than we do our Gracie. To raise her, to love her, to nurture her...WE ARE THE LUCKY ONES! I still wonder about her true beginnings in China and how she came into this world. Those details I will probably never know. But I am so sure that God had a plan for her life LONG before she was born, and we were the family He chose to place her with. Thank you, God, for being so loving and merciful, and for choosing us to parent Gracie! I cannot imagine our lives without her. People sometimes say, "Oh, you couldn't have children of your own?" Well, our response to that is that she IS our daughter, and she always has been OUR daughter through the grace of God. She belongs with us. We are so proud of her and of how far she has come. She is loving, and has a heart of gold. She is just a beautiful girl inside and out. We love her more than words can ever say. Our hearts are full because of Gracie.

2 comments:

Patricia/NYC said...

Happy Referral Day!!! Can you believe it's been 4 years since we were all FRANTICALLY waiting for the call while on our computers!! lol! I just read all of those posts last night & was laughing & crying!!

Celebrating & reminiscing with you!!

Grace McHugh said...

Crying tears of joy in Colorado! I still remember seeing the number of CCAI on the caller ID and I just started to cry. I am crying over your words today. It was such a pleasure meeting you and sharing this adventure with you. Blessings on your beautiful family.