Saturday, December 8, 2007

3!



Guess who is 3?



Is it possible that she really was once this serious little baby?


When she looks like this all of the time now?





I can't believe that she really is three, but sure enough the date on the calendar says it all. I am so overwhelmed by all that we have been given and blessed with by with our children. Makenna is a force to be reckoned with. Her joy is infectious, and pure. The smile on her face radiates the beautiful little soul she is inside. She truly is a joy and the perfect kiddo for our family. I love the independent, fiesty spirit that she is. I love to watch music take over her whole body, as she can't stop herself from dancing. I LOVE to look into her sparkling brown eyes as she calls me Mom. I LOVE her.

But, my gratefulness always brings me back to one place....her Ethiopian birthfamily. I wish with all my heart that they could see her, know her, know that she is okay, know that she is loved, know that there are two parents who can't even consider life without her, and a whole family who is in love with her as well. I wish that they would have never had to experience the pain and heartache that ultimately allowed us to create our family. I wish so much for them, and they are never far from my mind. So today as our daughter turns 3, I think of them.

4 comments:

Kerry and Tom said...

Happy Birthday Makenna.
I cannot wait to meet her someday.
You are so truly blessed and so are your girls.
We really miss you guys

Heather & Adam said...

Happy Birthday, Makenna! She is so beautiful!

She is... said...

Happy Birthday Makenna!!

Mama Papaya said...

Happy belated birthday Makenna!