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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lily Wen has been with her Forever Family for FOUR years!

Four years ago today I became a mother in Chongquing, China when I met my daughter for the first time. Words are still not adequate to describe that day. She has brought so much love and joy to our lives. We are so blessed!!! I pulled out our pictures and these are a few of our favorites.
Lily Wen's referral pictures

The first time I held my daughter!

Lily is snuggled in her Baba's arms.

Our Sleeping Beauty!

Lily in a remote village in China


Her first Halloween....cutest little pumpkin

I loved this little outfit!

First Birthday

She would still rather play in icing than eat it.

Christmas Morning

Lily Wen with Granny and Papa Jim

Daddy and Lily Wen at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans

First Mardi Gras...we lived on a parade route when we lived in Baton Rouge

Spring Time

Playing with the flowers

Our little fish

Ready to Party

My race car driver...we called this her pirate face

She loved to dress up

So Sweet

Isn't she beautiful!

Christmas

Time at the beach

Early on, she had an interest in gymnastics and a natural ability

This summer in China...my how she has changed from our first trip

I can not imagine my life without Lily Wen. I am the happiest and luckiest Mom in the world!!! I am so loved and so blessed.
Lily Wen, We Love You!

8 comments:

Kristin said...

What a great photo montage!!! Happy Family Day to you all!

Denise said...

What a sweet baby! Isn't amazing how quickly they grow? I keep telling my kids that I'm going to stop feeding them so they'll stop growing. So far no one believes me.

Denise

Cora said...

I love all the photos, you have a beautiful little girl, What a great day to see how much she has grown.

Nina said...

Margaret,

I don't think I realized that Lily Wen was from Chongqing?! What SWI was she from? Our Ethan Kai was from the Chongqing city children's home. What an amazing city! Congrats on 4 years! You have a beautiful family.

-Nina (CCAIWCP)
Ninacesena@yahoo.com
www.journeytochinaforgrace.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

She's so beautiful! I love the pumpkin picture :) Happy Forever Family Day!

Alyson & Ford said...

The photos are beautiful! She is beautiful!!
I love the race car driver-pirate face.... sign her up for the NASCAR driving lessons!!

Alyson
Mommy of 17 days to Alyzabeth

Waitingfaithfully said...

What a precious post for your beautiful Lily Wen! Happy Forever Family Day!

I love the pumpkin 'n pearls picture!

Blessings ~

Tina

FHL said...

Such wonderful photos!!! Isn't it amazing how fast four years passes! (Remind me of that statement the next time I'm whining about the wait *wink*)

You have a beautiful, sweet daughter my friend :o) Happy Family Day!