Celebrating Seven

November 20, 2013

Update: The birthday week continues as we are about to celebrate someone turning 4 tomorrow. I have not had time to get another post up. I will do that later tonight or tomorrow, but for now, just link your favorite photo friday post below. ~Happy Weekend Everyone~
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Today we are celebrating Sarah's big day!
I can hardly believe our girl is S E V E N. She was the surprise of a lifetime.
We were just 6 months into what we knew was going to be a LONG wait for our referral from China when we received the call about sweet Sarah. We did not have much time to prepare for her arrival. In fact, I was sitting with my boss in Philadelphia telling him that we were going to be parents in about 4 weeks, when my phone rang saying that Sarah's birthmother was in labor. I think we were all in a state of shock. We had nothing. Not a carseat, an outfit, no bottles or diapers. My boss and colleagues made sure I was okay to drive and then packed me up in my car. I drove straight to babies r us and just started loading my cart with essentials. Sarah was born that afternoon just hours after we received the call. She was brought to our home and placed in our arms within 36 hours. It was a day we will NEVER FORGET. I think we pinched ourselves a thousand times. She was SO BEAUTIFUL and so tiny. You could see her very petite features and she had the longest fingers. We were completely mesmerized by her beauty and our home was filled with so much LOVE and JOY. It was the week of Thanksgiving and boy(I mean girl:), did we have so much to be thankful for that year.

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Seven years later and this precious girl is still spreading her JOY everywhere she goes.
She is a very bright child and has so much compassion for her family and friends.
By far, she is the extrovert of the family and makes new friends wherever she goes.
She absolutely loves school and looks forward to going each day.
Her favorite subjects are Reading and Spelling and she also enjoys her Art and Music classes as well.
She is a dreamer and bit of perfectionist in everything that she does.
Her recent report card has proven that and I look forward to meeting her teacher on Friday for our conference.
Our lives were totally changed by the surprise of this sweet little bundle of JOY.
We are very blessed and feel fortunate that we were chosen to be her parents.

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Had to take a walk down memory lane.
This was snapped with my kodak point and shoot just moments after we met her.
Look at Nick's face:) One of the happiest days of my life!


~Happy Birthday Sarah~
We Love YOU!!!
xoxoxo



31 comments:

Love Letters To China said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Sarah! What a treasure to have in your life. Hope she has a fabulous day of celebrating.

xoxo

Michelle said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful Sarah!!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Happy Birthday to your sweetie!! What a fun walk down memory lane!

Stefanie said...

And what a beautiful walk down memory lane that was!
Happy 7th to you, sweet Sarah!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday sweet Sarah!! I love the picture of the day she was placed in your arms. So much love!!!

Heidi Reitz said...

Just woke up and read this beautiful tribute to Sarah. I have a smile on my face and just feel good. Life is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your memories.

catsage_2000 said...

I love this post. Happy Birthday Sarah.

Kim said...

Beautiful post! Happy Birthday to Sarah!

snekcip said...

Oh Lisa I simply LOVE that picture of your and Sarah!! Sending Happy Birthday wishes to my "birthday twin" again!! HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY!! 7th Birthday Sweet Sarah!!!

Anonymous said...

This little girl is so lucky to have you as her forever mom.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday beautiful, sweet Sarah!! Your mommy loves you so very much!! I hope your day is special in every way and that all your birthday candle wishes come true!!

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday Sarah!
Wonderful photos Lisa, and lovely to see one of you for a change!
Enjoy the celebrations!

Tish said...

Happy, happy birthday to Sarah!! Such a sweet girl and a special blessing for your family. What a wonderful story, I had never heard her story before. Thank you for sharing this!

Shasta said...

I just love her adoption story! What a beautiful post about a beautiful girl!

Debbie said...

Hi stranger! I remember reading this story years ago and getting goosebumps :)

I know she is such a joy to you all!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Sweet girl. I love watching you grow and hear mommy talk about you (and nick and reagan) You are here for a very special reason. Have a wonderful and exciting year.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Such special times- loved hearing about how it all happened. Hope you all have a wonderful double birthday weekend full of fun!

amy said...

Hope your sweet girl had a wonderful birthday and enjoys her fun party tomorrow!!! You can see she radiates joy and is such a sweet blessing. Never tire hearing her story of how God brought your beautiful family together...what a gift!!!

Happy Friday!! xoxo amy

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday and many blessings! What a beautiful story, it always makes me smile.

Tiffany

tiarastantrums said...

adoption is one of the most amazing gifts there is. Your little Sara has such a gentle look about her.

Lisa Kerner said...

what a fabulous adoption story... i really love what you did with the first picture, i think i might do the same for my daughters 16th.

Tara said...

What a beautiful story... thanks for sharing. And look at waaay back then you were coordinating outfits even for a point and shoot photo :) She is beautiful Lisa and the love you have for her pours out of your blog pages. Happy birthday Sarah

Sophi Belle said...

Oh my goodness, such a beautiful story! Unexpected blessings are the best kind! She is very beautiful!! Happy birthday to your sweet girl! <3

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What pictures. Great!
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Lisa Mallette said...

Such a beautiful girl. Love the angle in the last photo.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Wow, that must have been a Thanksgiving like no other!

Virginia said...

I can hardly believe she's seven either! She is just beautiful.

Gin =)

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday to Sarah. I can't believe she is 7 already.

Anonymous said...

Adoption is truly a blessing.

Hopefully her birthmom doesn't suffer from the unknowns.

Hopefully you are also thanking god for her and praying for her on this day as well.

...melody... said...

These pictures of Sarah are just beautiful! Happy birthday to the birthday girl! WOHOO! :)

Party of 5 said...

Happy birthday 7 year old :)