Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Our baby girl is two today! I remember so vividly, arriving at the airport after such a long flight home from China. I remember her first birthday and how she wasn't sure about the cake and eating the icing. I remember how she was on a sugar high for about 2 hours and crashed hard from that first cake. It's hard to believe she's two now. My baby is growing so's scary sometimes. I remember holding her to put her to sleep each night and patting her hiney and back to soothe her as she slept. I remember looking into her dark brown eyes as I fed her her bottles every day. I remember that closeness I felt as we bonded over those bottles. I hated when the doctor told me to take her off the bottle...that was "our" time together and I knew I would miss it. I was right, I do miss it. I'm not good at writing eloquently or getting my thoughts out there fluently, but I can say that I can't imagine life without her. Shayla (Shay Shay) has been the best thing in the world that has ever happened to us. God had a master plan when he led us to our path in life...adoption. He chose the right child for us...and there is no doubt. I couldn't love her more. Her dada couldn't love her more. We've been so blessed. Sometimes in life you take for granted the things around you, I can say I will never take her for granted. Mark and I worked hard, worried much and cried many times for this child. We are so grateful to have her in our lives.

Happy birthday baby girl, we love you!

Momma and Dada.


Anonymous said...

You're a beautiful little girl, both inside and outside, and Dada loves you so much! Happy Birthday my little Pun'kin!!

Lisa, you're the greatest Momma and don't ever doubt it. You mean the world to Shayla and me. My life wasn't complete until the day the three of us were joined in China - now we're a family and will be forever. I am the proudest Dada and husband in the world and I thank GOD for giving me the opportunity to be in your lives.


Anonymous said...

that's the face of our beautiful baby angel, happy birthday, shayla granny loves you bunches

CindyCinlou said...

Happy Birthday to the most beautifulest two year old ever. I can't believe she's two already time is just flying. Tell her cousin Cindy said Happy Birthday and that I love her very much. I am so proud to be her older cousin. I love all three of you bunches!!!

BaBa V said...

Hey L,M & S, This is the Valdivia's.

We share your gratitude for the opportunity to be parents. We finally became a believers in Divine providence when we received Gina & Mia. A day does not go by when we don’t feel a moment of great gratitude for the gift that we were given.

All the best,

Carolin said...

Eloquent isn't nearly as moving as those words spoken from a mama's heart.

The blessings the Lord gives us through our babies is amazing.

Happy belated birthday to your little blessing Shay-Shay!!!!