Monday, February 06, 2012

5 year Gotcha Day anniversary

Five years ago yesterday we met our little Maimie in an upstairs room of the Nanning Civil Affairs office building.  What an incredible day that was for our family!  Last night we celebrated with some Chinese takeout and a chocolate cake (generously topped with pink and blue sugar sprinkles). 

Helping with the cake
  After our meal, we watched Maimie's Gotcha video, and she opened her gift.  Usually we let her open one of her little treasures from China.  This year we decided to stray a bit from tradition.  Maimie has been reading very well and wanted a big Bible of her own.  Last week she asked Jesus into her heart, so we decided this would be a great time for her first real Bible.  

We are so excited to see all that God has in store for our precious Maimie.  She has brightened our lives and deeply touched our hearts over the past 5 years.  

We love you, Maimie Beth GuoZhen, and feel incredibly blessed to be your family.


Jessica said...

What a precious little girl you have. I love the photo of All the kids together!

Paige said...

Sounds like a very special celebration and a very special week!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how very, very sweet!! I cannot believe it has been 5 years! What a blessing on all accounts. Love to all of you on such a special anniversary.
The Kochs