Thursday, February 5, 2009

Happy Birthday My Sweet Girl!



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!!!!!

8 comments:

Jboo said...

What a sweet post to your daughter! Happy birthday and happy family day too! Her beautiful spirit shines through your photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

Janet

Kimi said...

Happy Birthday to your precious daughter...she is simply breath taking!

I love your blog, so glad I found it!

Kim

Felicia said...

What a sweet post and Happy Birthday to your sweet girl.

kwilson said...

Happy Birthday Alexa... Wish I were under the warm Arizona sun to tell you in person :) It may be freezing here near Chicago but the greetings are warm that I'm sending! That's some birthday message from your Momma - hooray for happiness! I hope you and your family are having such a loving day full of memories had and memories in the making xo Have fun! Kim

p.s. Burrrrrr. Please send some sunshine our way!

Galloways said...

Happy birthday sweet Alexa. Sue, I cannot beleive she is 4 already. I can still remember the day at Scottsdale school during lunch when you told my mom and I that you were adopting. Time really does fly. You and Robert were truly blessed with such a sweet girl. We miss you!

Kate said...

Happy birthday to Alexa!!! Four is a great age...we LOVE 4 around our house!!

We missed Lia's first birthday too...it was in December...one week before we got our referrals.

I can't believe it's been three years since we met our sweet girls!

Congratulations on three happy years...Alexa was just meant to be with your family...so easy to see that. Have a wonderful, celebratory weekend!!!

Kate (and my "4" girl, Lia!!)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy Birthday Alexa and happy almost family day! Such a sweet and special post....hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of celebration!

Such a cute picture:)

Lisa

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Alexa!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day with your family.

Sue~can you believe it's been three years already! We will always share a special bond. We met in the most amazing way and became Mothers in the same room.

Have a great weekend. We will be thinking of your family tomorrow.

Jen