Thursday, July 23, 2009

One Year Ago~

We have been blessed beyond belief by a little Girl who is so full of life, who is as smart and funny as she is BEAUTIFUL.  This truly has been one of the fastest years of our lives...and we cannot imagine a day without our Lucy Joy in it.

In Celebration of our upcoming "Gotcha" day, July 28th (we wanted to change it to Lucy Day, but Lucy insists she LOVES "Gotcha Day", so that it is!)...I will be posting some of my favorite photos from each day of our trip to China.

One year ago I posted this on our travel blog, We Love Lucy!  

To our sweet Lucy Joy JingXuan~
I cannot believe the time is finally here. Tomorrow Daddy and I will board a plane and fly to the only place you have ever called home. As you spend your last few days in an orphanage...I wonder if you have any idea of what is to come. Your world as you have known it will change forever.
We are so excited to hold you in our arms and tell you that we will never let you go. We have prayed for you and prepared for you , and we cannot wait to "officially" make you part of our family.
We are looking forward to spending time with you in your birth country, and getting to know the people and places that you have called home for 3 1/2 years. We are also looking forward to bringing you to your new home and introducing you to so many family and friends who are so anxious to meet you.
We love you so much,


  1. I can't believe it's already been a year! I haven't been a very good blogger lately. I hadn't seen Lucy's glasses. They are adorable!

  2. What a sweet post! Congrats on your one year anniversary! Look at how much she's grown and changed in that year with the love of your sweet family! Have a great day!


  3. She is such a blessing. We have been blessed by her and your family in so many ways! Happy Gotcha Day!

  4. Wow, I can't believe it has been a year already. How wonderful. I am so glad that you brought Lucy Joy home, it caused me to have no hesitation about adopting a 3.5 year old. I saw what joy a preschooler could bring by watching your family.

  5. Your sweet Lucy is such a blessing!! Happy One Year:) It has gone by so fast....and she has come so far. Enjoy your special day:)