Friday, September 18, 2009

Celebrating Gottcha Day!

One year ago today, our lives were forever changed!
One year ago today, we held our daughter for the first time!
One year ago today, our prayers were answered and our dream came true!
One year ago today, God poured out His love and blessing on our family!

Home for the first time!

As I think back to that special day, I am reminded of a chorus that we regularly sing in church.
I have been singing it in my heart all day long.

"We will remember
We will remember
We will remember the works of Thy hands.
We will stop and give You praise
For great is Thy faithfulness!"

Thank you Lord Jesus for our precious baby girl!

Here are pictures from the moment we were introduced to our precious Sophie girl!



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20 comments:

Bethany said...

How precious-- congratulations on Gotcha Day, Sophie!!

Melanie said...

I remember getting your email on that day! What a beautiful day & a beautiful sweet girl! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness! (I love that chorus, too!) Enjoy remembering & celebrating today!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Aw those were precious. I just love that sweet look on your face in all the pics!

dawn said...

happy gotcha day to you, sophie and your whole family! i loved seeing those pictures again! so,so sweet!! can you believe it has been a whole year??

Brooke Barber said...

Jenny, that is such an amazing story and such a sweet set of pictures! I cried as I watched it. Enjoy your Gotcha Day! =))

Terri said...

Celebrating with you! Great is His faithfulness!!! So fun to watch Him work in your family. Blessings!!!

Wendy said...

Happy (belated) gottcha day! We celebrate ours every year, too - it's such an important day!!! Adoption is a wonderful gift for all those involved!!!

Caroline said...

What a great day!
Does she get two celebrations as see grows up?

Chelsea said...

Happy Gottcha Day, to Sophie... and your whole family! I didn't realize that our 2 precious girls were born on the same day! So, happy belated birthday to Sophie as well!

Jessica said...

Congratulations on a wonderful anniversary! She is beautiful, and I'm sure a sweet blessing!

Bethany said...

I am so happy that Sophie is apart of our family! You are such a good mommy! She is lucky to have you!

Cheryl said...

Have tears, what a joy. Such a special family you are.

Your blog puts smiles on my face

Annie said...

Congratulations!!! That was so sweet.

Have a nice weekend.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I found your blog through Brittany and had to stop by and say hello! Your face is absolutely precious in that video and you can see the love in your face of bringing home that little girl! How special!!

jess said...

I've been reading about you and yours for months now, and just thought this was precious! It's amazing how she really does look like you. I think sometimes God plans even that in adoption. His ways are amazing! Enjoy reliving that special day!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Oh so precious. I love the look on your face when you held her for the first time. There is no love like a mother's love.

Sabrina C. said...

I found your blog through Kelly's Corner. You have an adorable family and God has blessed you with your beautiful children. I read that you dabble a little in sewing. The pillowcase dress that your daughter is wearing can be made very easily. Just lay it flat and make a pattern from it. You can make them in winter colors and put longsleve shirts under them and leggings. I bought my daughter one and then used it as a pattern to make them cheaper at home. Happy parenting!

Mary Ann said...

Happy First Gotcha Day!!! Precious, Precious Baby Girl!

stacey said...

I too found your blog through Kelly's Korner. Happy Gotcha Day, Sophie! :) She is SO adorable. Love the blonde hair and blue eyes. I work for a Christian nonprofit for pregnant teens and we have an adoption agency - so your story is so precious to me. :)

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