Saturday, July 11, 2009

Summer is under way!!

Summer is well under way!!! We had a great 4th of July!! Everything has such a different meaning to us now. When you have been to a country where there is no freedom you think of things very differently. I loved seeing Sierra in her red, white and blue, I love USA tshirt on that day. Here are some pics.

She liked the fireworkd but did not love the noise. She took turns sitting on each of our laps but always with her hands over her ears. Doesn't Daddy look cute with his glow necklace on?My friend Teresa took theis picture of SIerra eating her first corn on the cob. Corn is grown locally and we love it!!!
Today marks the 6 month mark of us meeting Sierra. On January 12th we met her for the first time. I can't believe how the time has flown. I can't believe she is the same solemn little girl we met that day. I can't believe how much our lives have changed and our hearts have grown. Not only for this child but for all orphans. This experience has changed how I think about everything. I want to help more orphans in more ways. I'd love to go back to China and give another child the opportunities that Sierra now has open to her. I don't know if that is possible but we have not completely shut the door on that idea. At the very least I think I would like to spend some time in China helping in a small way. Who knows what will happen but this precious girl has changed me in many ways!!!
Back in 2007 on Mother's Day, shortly after we submitted our paperwork to China, Scott gave me some Asian lilies. Every year I watched them bloom and thought of the little girl who some day would be added to our family.

Finally this year I was able to take a picture with our own Special Asian flower!!!!
Scott was taking some black and white photos and I especially liked this one!!!

1 comment:

  1. Kathie,

    Happy 6-month anniversary! I spent a lot of time yesterday reflecting back to the day we got Lauren. It's amazing how fast this time has flown, although I feel like we've had Lauren forever. It's been such an amazing experience...parenthood.

    I have loved following your blog since we've been home and watching Sierra blossom from the solemn little girl I remember in China to a happy, smiley little girl so full of joy and love for her family. It's amazing how much our girls have changed since we've been home!