Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

P and I have always felt very thankful for all of the wonderful things in our lives, most importantly our family and each other.  But, like with everything else since January 9, this Thanksgiving is so much different.  E is the pinnacle of everything we have to be thankful for.  Every turn we took, decision we made, and sign we followed led us right to her.  So today, like every day, we are thankful for our beautiful daughter who has brought so much to our lives, even more than we could have ever imagined.

Last Thanksgiving we were thankful that our long wait to meet E was finally moving towards the home stretch.  This year, I am so thankful for the sounds of giggly laughter, joyous squeals, and not-so-light-on-her-feet footsteps ringing through our house.  I am thankful that during our nighttime cuddle, even though our noses are touching, E says, "Closer, Mama."  I am thankful for the excellent medical care E is receiving.  I am thankful to be married to a man who followed my dream and made it his own, knowing that adoption is an equally wonderful way to make a family.  I am thankful to watch P and E's relationship blossom, and that P is E's favorite playmate.  I am thankful to the family and friends who lifted us up on our journey, one that has not been for the faint of heart.  I am thankful for each tantrum E throws, because it shows me that she has let her guard down, and that she can be herself without fearing that we'll turn away from her.  We are thankful to be called Mama and Baba (even if it's 1498 times a day) and to know a love that is absolutely like no other.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!


likeschocolate said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you many happy ones to come!

Pattie and Joe said...

We are thankful for the blessing of a little girl you brought into our lives. Thank You T, P .... and especially E!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post - E is so adorable as always! Cathy

Anonymous said...

TOO CUTE!!Cathy in Illinois!!

Courtney Meyer said...

Hi just stumbled upon your blog. My baby sister (age 2) is adopted from Cheng Du China so I love looking at blogs of other adopted China girls. Eliza has been with us two months now. Your daughter is beautiful!!!! I actually think my sister looks like her a little she has a very unique eye shape, so interesting how many variations there are in the Chinese gene pool. God bless.
-Courtney Meyer
ps: we summer in wellfleet cape cod