My sweet girl is 4 years old. Today is such a special day. You are everything to me and your dad. You capture hearts wherever you go because of your contagious spirit. There is so much inside of you that is bursting out...joy and laughter and life! You bring happiness to everyone around you and are so immensely loved. Each day with you is a gift that I open and say " Wow, look what I have been given!" We are so blessed to watch you grow and learn. You surprise us every day with your gifts and open our hearts each day with your humor. Your unwavering love for us reminds us of the joy of family and togetherness. You are growing up fast and I savor each memory, etching it in my mind. You have given me the most joy I have ever known in my life. Being your mother has changed me in so many ways. You make me a better person and I will always do my best for you.
Three years ago today was the day before we met you in China. You turned one year old the day before we held you for the first time. I was sad that we missed your first birthday but we celebrated once we got home. It is hard to believe that time has gone so fast. I remember every single moment in China like it was yesterday. That was truly the journey of my life. Your dad and I met wonderful friends that we will cherish for many years to come. You share a special bond with your "China girls" that I hope you will carry with you your whole life. You are a child of God, a shining soul from your birth country of China, and a daughter of your forever family. We love you to the moon and back!!!!!