Monday, November 23, 2009

Gotcha Day - One Year Ago

It was 4pm and every time the elevator dug I went to the hotel room door. They were late and I was crazed. Finally I peeked in the hall and there she was. I told myself I was going to talk to her for a bit before taking her. I wanted her to warm up to me. IMPOSSIBLE!!! I had already waited months to hold this sweet little thing. She was mine. Both of us in tears but for completely different reasons. I was in LOVE and she was terrified. I was o.k. with that. I new it would come.

The moment 1 year ago. Pure JOY!!!

The outfit one year later- still fits but not the shoes

Gotcha Day November 23, 2008 - so sad and withdrawn

Today - She is so stinkin cute!! Can you see the attitude? I sure can.

All the waiting and heartache along the way was washed away the moment she was placed in my arms. (more like the moment I grabbed her out of the directors arms). This little girl has been through so much in her short life. She has learned and grown so much in one year, it truly amazes me.

My Beautiful Daughter Naomi

What a blessing you are my sweet girl. You bring so much spunk, excitement, compassion, Joy, and and a little chaos to our home. Oh and don't forget about the pink and bows, I still love all that.

I love your spirit . . . I dreamed for years of having a Chinese daughter and now I do, I am in awe over your beauty. It has been a pleasure and privilege to watch you grow this past year. Just look at you. I thank God daily for his handy work in bringing our family together and allowing us to call you ours.

I love you Naomi ChuYu . . . forever and ever,
Your momma

P.S. If you haven't noticed your daddy is completely smitten with you as you are with him. I love it!!

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Carrie said...

Beautiful post!!! I love it!!

Happy Gotcha Day Anniversary to you and your precious family!

Proud Parents of Halainah Grace said...

Happy Gotcha Day Naomi. You have grown into such a beautiful little girl. Your mommy and daddy are so lucky to be blessed by you.
Amy...I can't believe you are celebrating your very first gotcha day with your amazing little girl. Wow how time flies. I can still remember every detail about the Gloria hotel and the rooms. Seeing your pic. in your room holding Naomi brought everything back. I can't wait to see how much Naomi changes in the next year. But I'll say a little prayer that it won't fly by as fast as this year.
PS...I can't wait to put Halainah's gotcha day outfit on too!
Happy 1st Gotcha Day!!