Thursday, January 9, 2014

2 Years of Emmie

Today is 2 years since the day Emmie so bravely walked into our lives-what a happy day for us indeed!  I sort of want to stop doing these posts celebrating milestones for the girls because it makes me realize I have so much to say, that I can't possibly say it all in one silly blog post.  Most of all, I want to say thank you to Emmie for letting us love her and for being such an amazing daughter and now big sister.  Emmie is beautiful on the inside and out, and has taught us how to love in a way that we didn't even know was possible.  Being a mother--particularly being a mother to this resilient, emotional, smart, funny little girl--has changed my life in a million different ways.  A million different better ways.  And I can only hope that being our daughter has changed Emmie's life in many ways that are better, too.  Emmie lost something to gain something.  But for us, we gained everything.

Two years ago today...

...and now!




Here's one of our first family pictures...


..and two years later:



Here's Emmie's first "meal" with us.  She wouldn't leave her little perch by the windowsill where she could watch the lights outside...and cower away from us.


And here she is two years later, enjoying a LOT of food and smiles at the Chinese buffet (Emmie's choice!) to celebrate her day.




7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Emmie is Magical. Yours was the first video I had ever seen of "Gotcha" and it/ SHE inspired me to adopt (Thalassemia) . Surely yours is a Family created by our Lord.

I am praying He allows this to happen, as I have work to do to become eligible and I am not sure I am worthy.

Thank You for sharing, I think your blog Inspires many( it is on so many blog lists) and will continue to help orphaned children all over the world.

Alan and Lindy said...

Time flies! Your family looks terrific. We are nearing the same milestone ourselves...

Anne Trent said...

Congratulations!
You have a gorgeous family!

Anonymous said...

Dear Tracy,

I am considering to adopt a child with betathalassemia major from China, but the decision is very hard... Thank you for this blog, it helps me and probably other people at the same situation as well to figure out what to do!

Your family is amazing <3 !

Tracy said...

Hi Anonymous!
Yes, it IS definitely a difficult decision I'm sure, especially with having so much to learn. We were lucky in that we already knew everything about thal, so the decision was a piece of cake for us. If you'd like to chat about thal or ask any questions, just leave your email here (I won't publish it!) and I'd be happy to talk. Best of luck with your decision!!!

Pattie & Joe said...

Thank you so much for changing those sweethearts lives, and all of us around them.

Anonymous said...

GOD Bless Mama and Baba