Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What a beauty!

Don't you LOVE this picture?? My 11 year old made this dress for Shaoey! She is such a princess... She is so elegant and beautiful and funny and loving...
my heart just bursts at how far she's come!

This was the first picture we ever saw
of our little girl... It was taken when she was
8 months old, 2 weeks after her lip surgery.

This one was taken on the day she officially became a part of our family...
15 months old~so forelorn and sad....

Hard to believe it's the same little girl.

Abba, we thank you for our precious Shaoey. She is a such a delight.
She brings so much joy and laughter into our lives.
Did you know that her Chinese name Xi Duo means "much happiness?"
And we chose the name Shaohannah even before we knew who she was.
It means "laughter" and "gift of God's grace."
That says it all... What a joyful gift God has given us~to have chosen
us to parent His daughter, to entrust her to us to love and care for. WOW!


Pam said...

What a beautiful tribute to your precious Shoey! She truly is lovely.

Amy Jo said...

Wow. She has grown and changed so much! God is SO good. I'm so thankful she has your family to love on her and help her to heal and grow! Sending you love & blessings, A