This past year with Laney has been like a dream. She transitioned to life here with us with remarkable ease and bonded with us in a way that I still thank and praise the Lord for every single day. Laney is truly a happy child to the core. She is so easy going and has so much fun every single day. She is brave and adventurous, and prissy and girly all at the same time. Basically she would love to climb to the highest point that she could and leap down, but would want to have a purse and some lip gloss on for the whole endeavor. She is fast friends with nearly anyone that she comes in contact with. She is generous with her smile and giggles and has an excitable nature that is contagious! She loves me with such totality that it is humbling. I so love the kind little girl that she is growing into, and I can not wait to see who she has become on this day next year!
We had a party last night with our families to celebrate Laney's Day. (It was actually Grandmommy's birthday but she was willing to share the day since Todd works every Tues night) Because of the time difference in Taiwan, we were all together last night at the exact moment that we met Laney last year!!
Hard to say if Laney or Todd enjoyed the celebratory horns more!
Cake was definitely Laney's favorite part of the evening.
It was such a fun night with our family. We all watched the video that Todd shot while we were in Taiwan. Laney got interested in some of the video, which was really cute, but for the most part she just had fun playing with her cousins!
Laney would make a great purse thief.....it just comes naturally to her!
Tessa is such a good sport. She lets Laney give her "hugs" all the time with no complaint!
We got Laney a charm bracelet that we will add a charm to each year. This year we
got her the double heart charm that we sent to her birth mother last year. We pray that it will always be a reminder of the love that her birth mother demonstrated by so bravely making such a difficult and selfless choice, and that it will be a constant symbol to her of our whole hearted love for her!
Here are a few precious pictures from one year ago!!