One year ago today we met our little Saidie for the first time. Here is a link to the post I made for that day. It still amazes me that the frightened, grieving child we met in China has become such a happy, playful, loving little girl.
Tonight we celebrated our little sweetie. We ate Chinese take-out and let Saidie unwrap her Gotcha Day gift. This year's gift was a little blue patchwork quilt with traditional Chinese dresses on it. Each year our girls open a small gift from China on their gotcha day and we light their gotcha candle in memory of their Chinese family. After the gift was unwrapped, we watched Saidie's movie. It consists of both still photos and video of our time in China with Saidie. She enjoyed her movie so much that she requested we watch it again.
Happy Gotcha Day, Saidie! We certainly love being your forever family.