Thursday, April 2, 2009

2 Years Ago Today

On April 2, 2007 they placed Eliana Joy Lin in our arms. If you know her you know how well she fits with our family. We are on vacation right now and she has enjoyed her 'gotcha day'. We had lunch with a precious friend, my mentor, Jo and we bought the little girls "webkins" in honor of the day. Here are some photos just to travel down memory lane...

This is our Gotcha Day, April 2, 2007...I was one happy momma! It had been quite the journey to get this little one and I was pausing to give the good Lord thanks...

This is Eliana Joy Lin on her 1st birthday...she was home and our girl for good.
This is Ellie just one year after being home...what a difference a year and a family can make.
This is the whole gang in November 2007. It was our Christmas Photo.
This is Ellie's 2nd Birthday photo...all smiles
This is just a week ago...won't she be a lovely flower girl...
This is Ellie on the potty. We have been potty training for a while now. It is so funny that she holds her nose while she poops...I just had to take a picture. She's gonna love this one in her wedding day slide show :)
Here we are on vacation this week. We hiked to see some water falls. The little girls loved it. I will show more vacation photos later.
Ellie and her daddy had some great bonding time this week. I'll tell more about that later, too.
Precious Lord, Thank You for seeing fit to bless us with Eliana Joy Lin. She has added so much to our family and we would certainly not have been complete without her. Glory to Your name for all You have done. We stand amazed. Thank You, thank You, thank You for this little girl! Use her for Your glory all the days of her life. She belongs to You. We love You. amen.

13 comments:

Kelly said...

What a sweet post. I can't believe it's been 2 years already! I'm going to vote w/Ellie NOT to show the potty picture in the wedding slide show :)

Steph said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!!We're right behind ya. I sure do miss your guts.

Karin said...

wow~ 2 years! I remember I had just contacted you re: adoption around the time you received your referal and I have been able to follow your lives ever since. It's been a blessing to me.
much love.
Karin

Kelly said...

I can't believe it has been that long already!! She indeed will be a beautiful flower girl, but better not be prettier than the bride!

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

Happy Gotcha Day!! I love these memory lane pictures. I also love the pictures from your vaca! You guys look like you are having a great time!

Dorothy said...

Ellie is just beautiful.....all of our travel group girls are!! I can't believe how long Ellie's hair has gotten....it's lovely!!

You are right...we are going SN with our new adoption. We actually had a call this week on a shared referral, but decided against it for several reasons. The Lord will reveal our child to us when the time is right.

Enjoy your vacation & give Ellie a big hug from her Gotcha sister, Ande.

Love,
The Callahans

Jaciromer said...

Oh my, two years! I loved your post with the progression of time. Great idea! Gotta love Ellie. Happy Gotcha Day!

dogowner said...

What an amazingly beautiful little girl. I don't know what will make you cry more, a daughter in a wedding dress, or that beautiful young flower girl. Much love to your entire family.

The Neppl's

Anonymous said...

Amen and Amen!! I love this little ladybug, can't imagine your lives...or ours without her!

praise to our Abba-
lisa e

Valarie Daly said...

what a blessing your little ellsie bellsie has been too me. I have loved watching her be a Wimberly! It's hard to imagine it's been two years already. I am looking forward to watching her grow into a woman after Gods own heart!

Sandee said...

Congratulations. I found your blog via a comment you left on Beth's blog. I hope to celebrate two gotcha days this coming June. One will be the 3rd year "gotcha" for my daughter Mary Beth, from China, and I hope to be in Ethiopia in June, bringing home my other daughter, Olivia Mame.

Blessings to you and yoru family.

Dearest Jessica said...

I remember reading this, but I guess I never commented!

She live true to her name, it is a joy to watch her grow up!

Anonymous said...

I want to take her to go potty, take her little panties down and finger her pussy, let her pee then lick her pussy clean hoping she pees in my mouth while I lick her, then we have nakey fun together nice tight little toddler