Well, this is only almost 3 weeks late! This picture was taken on August 11, 2014.
Taylor is a Junior, Kennedy is a Sophomore, and Mollie is in Kindergarten!
My how my children have grown!!
God has been very good to me!!
How blessed are we to call you ours!!!
I’m so thankful God is allowing me to be your Mom!!!
Happy, happy birthday sweet girl! You are loved beyond words!!
Where has the time gone??
I haven’t blogged since last July!
I can’t even tell you how much our little Jing Xiu has grown!!
I have failed the people that look to this blog to see how she has been doing, and I’m sorry.
So to make up for it, I’m going to post a load of pictures because I know that’s really the only reason people come here!
So here is a very small gift from me to the family that raised my daughter for the first 3 years of her life.
Can you believe it’s been a year?!
We’ve gone from this….
What a difference a year makes!!
This girl is tough.
She has been through more in her 4 years of life than some people will know their entire lifetimes!
She came to us timid, sad, and grief stricken.
I feel like those words really don’t do her or what she was going through, justice.
Everything she knew was taken away from her in a moment.
The heartbreak was palpable.
Everyone could feel it.
I have a difficult time in remembering it, because of the grief it still stirs.
Yes, it has lessened, a lot!! I compare it to physical child birth. While you are in the midst, it’s painful, but once you have delivered that beautiful baby, the pain is hard to remember.
But, it’s there.
I’m not sure if it is for Mollie, but to watch your child grieve and hurt like she did and not be able to “do” anything about it, it can break a person.
Thank You Lord for restoration.
Thank You for giving her to our family.
People will tell me how “lucky” she must be and what “good” people we are, but I don’t feel that way.
I am the lucky one.
I am the one who knows joy beyond belief.
Watching her as her personality has come out, that is the antidote for the pain.
She is a spit-fire, I tell ya!!
She will start a conversation with anyone, and ask them about a dozen questions!
And you’d better answer her!
She has brought joy-unspeakable to me and our family.
I am so honored to call her my daughter and humbled to be called Mommy.
You are loved Mollie Elizabeth Jing Xiu!
Happy 1 Year Gotcha Day!!
Our lives are so very blessed to have you in them!
Finally!!! We have a beautiful day!!
And it was much too nice to stay inside. So we ventured out!
We waited and watched for the bus to pull up, so she could play with her brother and sister.
Taylor shot baskets, Kennedy laid out, and this cutie got on her bike!!
She, of course, put her sister’s bike helmet on first!
As you can see, a smidge too big!!
Now I’m updating this blog when I should be back outside enjoying this day!!
So I’m off!!!
I realize I have not blogged in forever!! I just do. not. have. time!!
But I also realize that there are other people that view my blog not wanting to know what I have to say, but to see pictures of a gorgeous Asian/American girl!!
And to you, I apologize.
I realize you are not able to get Facebook where you live, and I have done a horrible job in keeping you on the “up and up” of Mollie’s life.
So here you go, a few pictures of our beauty…..
She is beautiful, that is a fact.
She is adored, she is cherished, she is loved.
Thank you for loving her before I could.
I am forever grateful.
Do you think her brother and sister love her?? Absolutely, no doubt!! These two adore her!! And the feeling is mutual!!