Thursday, December 9, 2010

5 going on 15

Guess who turns 5 today?


You guessed right!

Lucy-bug!!

When we asked her if she was excited to be turning 5, she told us
she would rather be 15.

Lord, have mercy...I'm SO not ready for this child to be 15.

On the eve of her birthday last night we showed
her, for the first time, her Gotcha Day video.

I wasn't sure what her reaction would be because of her hysteria
when she was handed off to us.
Does anyone else HATE how this is done?
It's so very cruel if you ask me.

Anyway, it was all fine as we continued to watch the videos of
the days and weeks after that frightening day.

I had forgotten what a pistol she was from Day One.

Gracious be.

That girl was (IS) a ball of energy who never shuts up.
She has something to say about everything.
And always has.
Even when she was caught between two languages,
she yammered on and on and on.

And I absolutely love every single thing about her sassy self.

I am so extremely grateful for God giving us the grace and courage
to step out in faith to begin the journey of adoption.

Lucy is nothing short of a miracle and
I cry each and every time I recall the day we got the call
that we, out of 150+ people who applied for her,
were chosen.

Appointed by our Creator to be her parents forever.

I ponder and treasure these things in my heart.




I'll post pics later tonight or tomorrow!
There is talk of a pinata.
Par-tay, y'all.


17 comments:

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday Lucy Ladybug...
Happy Birthday to yooooooou!
Enjoy your sweet day!

Robin said...

Happy birthday Lucy! Wow, five, that's a whole hand's worth :).

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Anonymous said...

When my daughter turned 8, she said "I'm half-way to 16!"

Karin said...

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY TO the audacious, spunky, full-of-life, Lucy-bug!!!! I'm so glad she's in your life so that she can be in mine via your blog. :)))

Madeleine said...

I have no words to the wishes I wish I could give yous all!!!

I love birthdays and I think they are GOD special day of remembering HIS grace, HIS love, HIS mercy!!

I wish wish wish a beautiful birthday for her!

And isn't is amazing??!! These children of our hearts? Who were planted there before time began. OH how they bless us!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Happy Birthday to Lucy! And what a beautiful post tribute.

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Lucy!!!
Have an awesome day!

Rachel said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Lucy!!!!!!

Susan A said...

Happy birthday, Lucy :) I hope you have a wonderful time with your family, God is so good! :)

JR said...

Sending H.U.G.E. birthday love to sweet, sassy Lucy-bug from lil ol me in Durango!!!

I sure ♥ that precious treasure of yours a ton!!

Nancy said...

Happy birthday sweet, sweet Lucy Bug.

Nicole A. said...

Happy Birthday, Lucy!!!!!

My daughter just turned five, and it is the best age yet!

Have a super day!

All the best,
Nicole A., now in LA

Holly said...

Oh, this post makes me almost teary myself! We all love your Lucy Bug!! Happy, happy birthday to your big girl!!!!

Janet and Kevin said...

Happy Birthday sweet Lucy. You are a treasure.

:)
janet and gang

Debby said...

Happy Birthday to that beautiful FU!!!!!

Londa said...

I'm blaming it on the business of this time of year or just my bad memory. HAPPY Be-LATED BIRTHDAY Lucy!! Love and Blessings!

RamblingMother said...

Happy Birthday Lucy!

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