Saturday, December 05, 2009

AnnaClaire Day!


Hard to believe it's been FOUR years since we walked into the Civil Affairs office in Nanchang, Jiangxi to meet our little girl. Little Zhuang Lu Qiao was sitting there when we walked in and when they called us up to take her she was smiling so big and her whole body was moving with excitement. At the time it scared me, because it didn't seem natural for her to be that happy to be given to us. Now I know that it was a sign of what was to come. It's hard to truly express how AnnaClaire has brightened our lives. She's just love...gentleness...sunshine. All the other kids go off and do their own thing a lot of the time but little AnnaClaire hangs close to mama and daddy. We joke that she is like a little lap dog. She's alway there snuggling and cuddling with us. You can't have a bad day with AnnaClaire around. She has her daddy so wrapped around her finger that it is laughable. I guess mama's pretty wrapped too. Thank you God for the amazing blessing that is our AnnaClaire.

5 comments:

Kim said...

She's beautiful, Lisa. She sounds beautiful on the inside, too! Lydia is a Jianxi girl and has that same sweet, loving spirit.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I just love these words about sweet AnnaClaire....her smile is so full of sunshine. What a sweet sweet spirit.

Shelly and Family said...

Happy AnnaClaire Day! Can you believe that it has been 4 years already...where did the time go...

And

Congrats on being a Tenn Mom! That's another area I can't even think about...colllege ~ ugh ~ that means to things for me...

1st - I am truly getting old...

and

2nd - my babies are leaving the nest {sigh}

Kellyann said...

Can you believe she is FOUR? Where did the time go? She is growing just adorably!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

What a sweet post about AnnaClaire! She is truly radiant! Congratulations.

Lisa