I am posting one of my all-time favorite photos of Mia for this week's I Heart Faces theme. This one is guaranteed to make my heart smile - she is all decked out in my shirt and jewelry and super-excited to be jumping on the bed. I am usually trying to stop my little monkey from jumping on things, but not this time. I had given her free reign to jump on the bed while I was there supervising. (And photographing, of course!)
Unlimited bed jumping... now that's one excited little girl. :)
In addition to running my own photography business, I am a proud mother to three beautiful girls that were born in my heart, and a wife to my wonderful husband of 17 years. We adopted Leila from Moscow, Russia at 32-months old and Mia from Jiangsu Province, China at 13-months old. We thought we were done at two, until God led us on another journey to China - this time to bring home our 11-year old daughter, Kara Da Xin in July 2009. I am also the proud Aunt of two nephews, born in Guatemala, and a niece, born in China. I am so thankful to our Heavenly Father for blessing our family with these amazing children.
This is a very special necklace I had made to keep my children close to my heart. On the left, it says "family" in Russian. On the right, it says, "mother and daughter joined at the heart" in Chinese. I love this piece of jewelry and how it always reminds me of our journey to bring home our three precious girls.