Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Anniversary, My Sweet Mia

Mia's "Gotcha Day" - 11.27.06

I am posting this a day early, as I have a house full of people coming over tomorrow and I know I won't be able to post in the morning. I have so much to be thankful for. One such thing is that I held my daughter, Mia, for the first time two years ago tomorrow. How perfect that her anniversary falls on Thanksgiving! I just cannot imagine our lives without her. God knew better than us (as He always does) when He presented us with a referral of a 7-month old girl, even though in our hearts we were wanting and requested a 3-5 year-old child. We were adamant about wanting an older child, yet we are so thankful that He chose this little girl to be our daughter. What an amazing two years it has been. On our first days together, Mia would break into tears when I looked in her direction. For the first two weeks, she only allowed her Daddy to hold her, to feed her, to comfort her. So when the day finally came when she cried out for her Mama, it was such a sweet, sweet sound. Our first year was full of sleepless nights and night terrors, but our days were filled with sunshine and joy. There's no doubt that she loves her Daddy dearly, but she and I hold a very special bond. Happy anniversary, my precious child. I love you more than words could ever say.

I am posting some pictures from our second day at Disney. We went to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. The castle was breathtaking and the fireworks amazing.















I hope you all have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!


Eileen said...


What absolutely lovely girls! It looks like it was an incredible vacation. I've spent way too much time checking out your gorgeous photos when I should be cleaning for the arrival of company!

Thanks for the happy diversion!

mommy24treasures said...

oh Michelle I loved readig about Mia. I have a daddy's girl myself. how sweet... I love how God knows what we need more than we do.... Such a wonderful story.
Her smile speaks volumes about her beautiful heart.

Sharon said...

Wowwwwww! Those shots make me want to go there, you really captured the magic. Happuy gotcha day too !!

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

What a sweet post...sniff sniff. tear...

And those pics.. GIRL, you are good! And, They make me so happy!!!

Happy Thanksgivine and MIA anniversary!!!!


Joe and Jane said...

Congrats on the special day!

Wow, Mia was so much like Jia at the beginning. Jia also wanted nothing to do with me for weeks, and only let Joe hold her. She was nearly sleepless for a year too, complete with night terrors and a variety of other stuff. Isn't it tremendous how far they're come?

LaLa said...

Oh, look at that sweet baby!!

We were at Disney this time last year and your pics brought back such great memories!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stacy said...

Happy Mia Anniversary, and Happy Thanksgiving. Can't believe our Gotcha days are 8 days apart! Love the Disney pics...makes me want a trip!

Jboo said...

Congrats on your two years together -- doesn't time fly by! What a beautiful family you have! Looks like it was a great vacation.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


day by day said...

Happy Forever Family Day!! Oh, you must have been surprised to get a referral for such a young little pumpkin while you were expecting quite a bit older. Thanks for sharing that story and I loved learning some more about Mia!

Great Disney pics!!! Enjoy your day tomorrow!!!

Tisha said...

Happy Anniversary, Mia!!!!! Tomorrow will be a special day for a special girl and her wonderful family!

Michelle, what gorgeous photos of Disneyworld. They look like postcards!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I pray that not too many more holidays will pass before your new daughter joins your family. :)


Missy said...

God sure did good, huh? I love this story about Mia! I didn't know she had such difficulty at first...she is just one happy little peanut! She is blessed to have you and Nolan as her mommy and daddy and you all just as blessed to have her.

The Disney photos have me DROOLING! I know you had the time of your life.

Happy Thanksgiving sweet lady!

Kelly Green said...

Happy Gotcha Day!! And a BIG Happy Thanksgiving. She's so lucky to have all of you as her Forever Family and I know you feel the same. We got our Maddie on Mother's Day in 2007. Something extra special when it falls on a holiday. Enjoy the family and rest lots afterwards! Off to burn the stuffing...

Marla said...

Great pictures! Happy anniversary to your family, she is such a cutie.

Felicia said...

Happy Anniversary sweet Mia. The shots are beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving too!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy Anniversary to sweet Mia!!

Your photos are simply amazing....I cannot wait to see more of your magical trip!

Hope that you had a Happy Thanksgiving!!


Steffie B. said...

Loved this post....what special heartfelt words for Mia....loved all the Disney pictures....fabulous job on the firework pics....
Hope you Thanksgiving was wonderful...
Holiday Hugs,

kris said...

Here's to two years with your precious Mia!! Glad you all had a great time at Disney :O)

Chris and Deb said...

Congrautlations on your 2 year mark of your family day with Mia! It is amazing how these children fit so perfectly in our families....God knew!

I love your Disney pictures! We love Disnee especially at this time of year when it is all decorated for Christmas!

Faye said...

You all look like you had a fabulous time. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Sarah said...

wow! What beautiful fireworks photos... and as always, what lovely little faces. :) Glad you had a great time... and Thanksgiving together with family.

Becki party of 5 said...

Great pictures, as always!
And Happy Gotcha Day to Mia. I can't believe how closely our stories overlap, and that we were in China at the same time! Very cool.

Mom To Six said...

Amazing pictures! Sweet Mia, I hope you had a very happy Family Day Anniversary. You are such a huge blessing to your family.



Heather Marie said...

That castle is beautiful!!!!!!!! Looks like you guys had a blast!! :)