Saturday, October 29, 2011

One Year Ago

One year ago today I woke up as nervous as I ever had been before.  I knew my life was about to change forever because Brian and I were to meet a new member of our family.  One year ago we traveled across a busy city in a foreign country to meet a little girl who was already part of our hearts, a child for whom we had prayed long before we even knew her.  We stepped out of a van and walked up the stairs to a room with six tiny cribs.  One year ago, a video camera watched as we laid eyes on this sleeping beauty who was our daughter for the first time.  

 One year ago today, we fell instantly in love with our little Tamir.

Has it really been a year?  In so many ways it feels  like just yesterday we were in Addis for the first time.  In so many other ways, it feels like I have known Mikayla forever.  What a difference a year makes!

Mikayla Tamir, we are so thankful for the blessing you are in our lives.  We are so much richer for being your parents.


  1. One year ago today?!? That is just crazy Kathy! I'm so glad that God picked her out for you. What a lucky girl she is!

    And I have to tell you that I absolutely love the picture of the three of you!!!! It is a FRAMER!!!!

  2. I love your story and I love that last picture! WHat a wonderful day to celebrate!

  3. Hey,
    I just wanted to say hello. I absolutely love the last picture. Such a great family photo. I am so glad you all are experiencing the wonderful feeling of being a parent. She is one lucky girl. I hope to meet her sometime.

  4. Isn't it just amazing that we have our baby(ies) home with us?! Even after a year, it's still such a miracle. Your family photo at the bottom is just beautiful! I really love your hair and M's; you're just a beautiful family!

    Oh, and I am guessing that the post about our friendship's one year anniversary is coming next? ...ha :)

  5. oh my word Kathy! I cannot get over that it has been a year. What an amazing journey your precious family has been on. Thankful that the Lord placed such an amazing girl in your lives. We love you all!

  6. LOVE the photo of the three of you! Too cute!!