Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I can't believe it...


My baby girl is ONE today!!!!!

My heart is bursting with JOY!!

One year ago today, unbeknown to me, a young lady gave birth to a precious blue eyed, blond hair, little girl.

One year ago today, that young lady made the hardest decision of her life.

Because of her courage, strength, and self-less love, we are able to celebrate this special day!!

Today, I can not stop thinking about that young lady.

As we sing "Happy Birthday" my heart is flooded with gratitude towards her.
I honestly can not even begin to put into words my deep love and appreciation for her, and the precious gift she gave to us!

We are, and FOREVER will be, eternally grateful!

Praise the Lord...she chose LIFE and today we celebrate!!!!!!

“For YOU created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful I know that full well.” Psalm 139: 13-14


34 comments:

Lea Liz said...

Happy Birthday little one!!!! awww how wonderful!! I love her birthday outfit, she is just beautiful!!

Faith said...

Happy Birthday Sophie!!! Wow, I cannot believe that a year has already gone by. I know that she is such a blessing to you all!

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday Miss Sophie!! Thinking of you all today as you celebrate this very special day!!

cynthia said...

Happy Birthday, Sophie!! She truly is a blessing. I know how it feels to be greatful to someone for such a wonderful gift. When I look at my Taylor, it reminds me to thank God everyday for miracles. It also reminds me to pray for her birth mother.
Enjoy your special day!!

Hansen Family said...

Happy Birthday to Sophie and also to you both as her parents! She is to cute for words! Enjoy this day.

Sara said...

Happy B-day Sophie. God loves you and your mothers!
Congrats from Italy.
Sara.

Melanie said...

Haaaaapppppyyyyy Birthday Sweet Sophie! I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by! So happy for you guys & enjoy celebrating this special day! She looks adorable in her birthday outfit, so sorry I missed her in person!

Caroline said...

Happy Happy Birthday Miss Sophie!
She is a lucky girl to have such a wonderful family. I bet you feel so lucky to have her at the same time. God has blessed you. Thank you for sharing your life on your blog and letting us see God's work in your family.

Jessica said...

What a wonderful post! Brought tears to my eyes! Happy Birthday Sophie! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Sophie. What a blessing. Jenny, I will say a prayer for this birth mother this morning. What selfless love! Just what God did for us...gave us His Son so that we could celebrate life!!!
I know I've said it a million times, but she has got the most absolutely beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen in my life.

Jessica K. said...

Happy Birthday Sophie!! I can not believe how fast a year has gone by and how big she has gotten! I think I started following your blog shortly after you adopted her!!
May God bless you and your family!
And also her birthmom.

Fatima said...

What a blessing! We know and truly understand your happiness and thankfulness. It's wonderful to see them grow in love and faith on the Lord.
God Bless.

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to sweet Sophie! I hope it is a wonderful day:)

C'est Moi! said...

What a blessing it is to read your blog. I, too, have been following your blog for about 1 year. How great our God is! Happy 1st birthday to your sweet, precious Sophie! I have a brother and a sis-in-law who adopted 3 children, so I know what an icredible gift it is for all. I must also share that today is my birthday as well, although not Im not 1 but 48! Your blog is an encouragement and a great testimony to the Lord's faithfulness. --Donna

dawn said...

awwwww...jenny, this post brought tears to my eyes. what a blessing you have been given. i feel like it was yesterday that i read your "surprise post" about having sophie in your arms. and oh my gosh she is ONE already.

what a beautiful little girl. enjoy celebrating her very special day!! happy happy birthday to sweet sweet sophie!!!

Christa said...

Oh Jenny, this brought tears to my eyes. It is hard to believe Sophie is a year old already...I remember you walking into class with her as a tiny baby. Happy Birthday Sophie! God bless you all.

Celia Jimenez said...

Sweet little Sophie!!! I would say give her a hug and kiss from me...but she would probably like it better if they really were from you! :-) Love that sweet girl!!!

Kelly said...

What an amazing testimony you have! Sophie is so sweet and happy. I love the pictures of her!

Caleb and Erin said...

Awww, Happy Birthday Sophie!! She is adorable!

Terri said...

What a blessing! God is soooo good! Yes, yes, yes... praise the Lord for Sophie's birthmother's choice. Blessings!

CarolinaGirl said...

Happy Birthday blue eyes!

The Sweet Life said...

Happy Birthday Sophie!

Clare said...

happy birthday, she is beautiful!

Annie said...

happy birthday to little sophie!
she is such a doll, i love her bday outfit :)

Mary Ann said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl!!!! You are the cutest one yr. old! Hope you have a wonderful 2nd yr of your life!

Jenny, she is to precious and the pictures are adorable! Love her little outfits!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday Sophie! She is so cute in these pictures!

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

Happy 1st Birthday! When I see pictures and hear stories of this precious baby it gives me hope!! Because of my hysterectomy, my husband and I will have to adopt one day. Seeing Sophie reminds me that the Lord has a beautiful blessing out there for us too! Hope y'all had a wonderful day!

Annie said...

Happy Birthday Sophie!!! God bless you.

Bethany said...

What a special day!

Happy Birthday Sophie!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy 1st Birthday to your beautiful baby girl!!!

Christa said...

What a sweet post! Happy 1st Birthday Sophie! I love her little dress!

CourtneyC said...

Awesome, post in honor of her 1st Birthday.

Happy Happy Birthday Sophie!!!

Mary Ann said...

Happy Gotcha Day today Sophie!!

*Kc* said...

That post brought tears to my eyes. My husband and I have two biological children, but we are currently starting the adoption process. We want our family to grow, but I had problems after having my children, so we are excited to start the adoption process.