Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Big Day!!!

It's here - the BIG DAY!!! Our little one is 3!!! I can not believe it - when I look at her, I think we just brought her home yesterday but I love her so much it feels as if she's been here forever!! We have been richly blessed - she is such a ray of sunlight to all of us. Chloe's birthday does make me reflect a bit though - I think of a birth mom across the world who is also thinking of a little girl born three years ago today - one that she does not have the opportunity to watch grow and one that she probably wonders about often. I wish I could tell her that our little girl is growing like a weed, loves to sing and dance, and is THE BEST hugger I know. I wish I could tell her that I am more in love with this child than I was when we were given her in Hunan, China - and I didn't believe that was possible. I wish I could tell her how grateful I am that she carried this baby and didn't chose to abort her. I wish I could reassure her and let her know that Chloe is loved beyond her imagination. I wish I could give her a hug and tell her that I am grateful for a big God that saw fit to let us have this little one ~ so that we can love on her and experience life through a little girl's eyes. Happy Birthday my little one - we love you!

38 comments:

Jenny said...

Happy Happy Birthday Chloe!!!

Olivia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET CHLOE!

nikki said...

Happy third birthday to a precious little girl that I simply CANNOT wait to meet!
I wonder if I'll get one of her awesome hugs????
A girl can dream.

Your post made me cry, Beck. The birthday does bring up a whole lot of emotion,doesn't it?

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Chloe! I'm so glad you are loved!

Linette said...

Happy Birthday Chloe! You're a big girl now. Your post made me cry too-simply beautiful.

LaLa said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Chloe!!! You look beautiful all decked out in your jewels. Enjoy your big day.

Stephanie said...

Beautifully written (and a great picture too)! Happy birthday Chloe!
Stephanie
www.forksandchopsticks.wordpress.com

kris said...

Happy Birthday precious girl!

Beth and Shayna said...

Happy Birthday big girl. What a very special day. And the first day of summer. Eat lots of cake!

jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHLOE OUR SWEET GRANDDAUGHTER. MOM V

Steffie B. said...

Happy Birthday precious girl! We can't wait to see you.....I feel the same way about Sophia's birth parents. It was a beautiful post Becky! ;)

Miss you!

Gma of 6 said...

Happy Birthday to our Chloe!! I am so glad we could celebrate with you a few days early -- with Dora cake and all!!! What fun!

Love you!

Kristy said...

Cute.
Cute.
And even more cute !!
Chloe, you, this blog, and your family......there is just something about you all......CUTE!!!
You all are truly precious.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy Birthday Chloe.. She is so cute.. Have a great day..
Kim

Sandra said...

What a sweet post; Happy Birthday to Chloe! I so understand your feelings about her birth mother and loving her more now than then....

redmaryjanes said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful Darling Girl!!

Julie said...

Cute as a button! Happy Birthday Chloe!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Such a big girl now. And even more gorgeous.

Your post just touched me so much as I felt the same way on Lilys birthday

Elise said...

Happy Birthday to a very special girl!

Roy and Lori said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!! I hope
it was extra special for you!!

Jeff and Valerie said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl! I hope your day was filled with happiness, smiles and laughter!

Holly said...

What a cute picture. Happy Birthday Chloe!

Sophie's Mom said...

What a beautiful birthday girl! Happy Birthday Chloe! (I love that name!!)
Christine

GWEN OATSVALL said...

ok, weeping here ... I have been thinking a lot lately about emily's and maggie's birth mothers ... if only God will touch their hearts and let them know His love and then I think they can comprehend how their little ones are doing ... I am so thankful for those special women from across the ocean and the gift they have given us in our daughters ...

GWEN OATSVALL said...

oh, i forgot ... HAPPY BDAY CHLOE !!! LOVE YA AND CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE YOU IN TN

Carey said...

Oh, Becky, as one looking forward to going to China...you're gonna make me cry! Happy Birthday, Chloe! You're all so blessed to have each other.

Noemi said...

Happy Birthday Little Girl!

Your post is just BEAUTIFUL!

Mommy Spice said...

Happy Birthday little doll!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!! Very beautiful post.

Jen said...

Happy Birthday from the VeStrands!

Ashley said...

Such a wonderful post! Happy Birthday, Chloe!

Donna & Andrew said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!

A Special Family said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!!
She is sooo cute!!!

Mr.Brian said...

Hello!!!!!!!
Where is favorite photo Friday?????
I want the one of Chloe and the BIG THICK BLACK RIMMRD GLASSES!!!!!
Kinda reminds me of Mr.McGoo the cartoon character,I think he wore glasses like that.
I am in no way refering to Chloe as Mr.McGoo or how ever it is spelled.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!
Lisa

The Shocks said...

Sorry that I'm late on this but happy birthday Chloe.

Stacey said...

What a cutie!!! I love the earrings!!

Are they suppose to grow up so fast? Happy 3rd Birthday!!

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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