Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Celebrating Six Years!

April 2, 2007 is a very special day.  It is the day that thirty families meet their daughters.  Megan is from the HengFeng Orphanage and there were ten other children united with their forever families from that orphanage the same day. 

We are fortunate that many of the children adopted that day live in our area.  For the past six years we have gotten together to celebrate our special girls.  Due to scheduling issues our group was smaller this year.  We tried to work it out so everyone could be there but we are finding that as the girls get older they are more active and it is harder for all of us to be together.  It is sad, but also part of life. 

We started out by enjoying lunch. 


Our host, Paul and Wendy, always go above and beyond.  The year was no exception as they had arranged for an art teacher to come in and set up painting for the girls. 





It seems that everyone loves creating as much as Megan so this activity was a huge hit! 

Before we left the girls gathered for our traditional couch picture. 

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2007 While still in China
 
Six years.... wow!  It seems like yesterday we were taking this picture in China.  Watching these sweet ladies grow up is amazing.  It is unbelievable how fast the past six years have gone by.  Megan is the answer to many years of prayer.  It is hard to put into words how blessed I am to call her my daughter. 
 
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!

10 comments:

  1. How wonderful, you truly are blessed to have Megan. I love the panda pictures!

    And the traditional couch pictures...they are too cute! Amazing to see how they've grown...ha...cute how some are doing different things around the couch.

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  2. OH I love the couch photos, it's just precious watching them grow :)

    Love all their panda pictures too, how cute.

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  3. Wow, what a wonderful gift. I loved seeing the girls' growth through the years.

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  4. Oh, my goodness! What a joy to see the lives that were changed forever after that trip from China! I've enjoyed watching Megan blossom and grow. :)

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  5. Oh Wendi! Those couch pics literally brought tears to my eyes! What a blessing! It's so cool to see how they all have grown over the years. Tell Megan that one of your readers thinks her panda bear painting is pretty awesome! She did a great job!

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  6. Those panda paintings are so fun--what a neat idea! Love that you've continued to celebrate this day together.

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  7. Love it. What a neat tradition. I have always thought it would be so amazing to adopt. So neat how all of you still keep in touch.

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  8. These are great pictures! I loved seeing how they had grown through the years. God is so good! Enjoy your day and God bless.

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  9. What a great idea to take a photo every year to see how they all are growing. Love the art project as well. What a great thing to do. Youre a great mom!

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  10. Absolutely precious, Wendi. What a blessing to all of them!!!

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