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2.05.2009

Happy Family Day Ky!

Have two years really passed? There we stood in a room with ten other families (whose lives we would become intertwined with) and in an instant we went from a couple to a family of three. Words could never fully convey the emotion of that moment, but perhaps this picture gives a glimpse...
When I caught my breath the SWI worker that named the babies asked to take Kylie's picture with her forever family (and luckily our family photographers jumped in on the action too).
Could this really be the same little girl?
Yeah, I think it just may be...

She still takes my breath away!

Kylie is currently a HUGE fan of Dora (as well as Hello Kitty and Diego). On her only Dora DVD, there is an episode called Boot's Special Day and Boots gets to choose how to celebrate. (I bet we've watched that episode 100 times if we've seen it once...) So that's what we did to celebrate our family day. Earlier this week we told Kylie that her Forever Family Day was coming up and asked her what she wanted to do to celebrate. She said that having lunch with Daddy sounded good, so then we asked her where she wanted to eat. Her first response, "I dunno, there are so many resraunts!" Then she smiled and said, "How bout the place with the kababs!" So that's where we met Daddy for lunch.

Then we walked next door (to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory) for a special surprise. We told Kylie that she could pick ANYTHING in the store and she stood asking what each delicious treat was. I was sure she'd pick the kabob of three chocolate covered marshmallows or the chocolate covered Oreo, but sprinkles on the non pareils turned out to be too tempting...
As simple as they are, I think they made her happy!

There is NO DOUBT in my mind that God knew Lian Bao Zhen and I would be mother and daughter before I was ever born. Thank you God for my precious treasure! (That's what the characters for Bao Zhen translate to in English!) My life was forever changed that day...

20 comments:

Our Journey said...

Oh she looks so little in those pictures!! Isn't it amazing the memories we all have of that day. It's just awesome to be able to read everyones thoughts on this special day! Happy Family Day to you all!! (p.s. Non-pareils are Mike's favorite - over many other types of candy - there must be something special about them!)

Anonymous said...

Our lives forever changed for the better two years ago today. Thank you loving Father for the precious gift of Kylie. What joy she has given to each of us. Congratulations on this "Forever Family" day, Millers.
Love, LaoLao Shultz

Nicole said...

Happy Forever Family Day, all of you!!! Makes me cry, thanks so much ;)

Cindy M said...

I can't even tell you how happy I am to be one of those ten other families...as hard as it was to wait for that day, I am forever thankful to our Father in heaven for the way that He multiplied our blessings that day to include you and Kylie and the rest of your family...and Lottie and her family...and Grace and her family...and Darby and her family...and Nellie and her family...and Olivia and her family...Sarah and her family...and Marisa and her family...and Kristin and her family and Hallie and her family...not to mention all the other families we met along the way! Love you guys!

Donna said...

Happy Family Day Millers!! I've been thinking so much on that amazing day we all spent together & how blessed we are!!!
Love you all!

Amy Woods said...

Wow! Look how she's grown! Happy Family Day!

Nancy said...

Yay!!! That is so awesome! What a wonderful day to remember. The photo is great, it shows such emotion... a mommy being united with her daughter. Love it! Love her up,mommy!

C.C. said...

So happy to have shared that day with your family!

Karen said...

Happy Family Day! Karen

Ally said...

Happy Family Day!!! It is so great to visit those wonderful memories again.

Anonymous said...

Awe, that brings tears to my eyes. I miss that little bug so much. I feel like we are missing so much of their lives.
Happy Forever Family Day Kylie-bug!
Aunt Cici

Sharon said...

Happy Family Day Kylie!! It is hard to believe it has been two year!! I love watching all the families receive their children but it is always extra special when it is their FIRST child. You are a special family!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy forever family day! I just LOVE the photo of when sweet Kylie was placed in your arms.

Pam

Heather said...

I remember following your journey back then. The first picture almost brought me to tears. What a beautiful family you have. (how sweet to see Darby in the background too the girls have sure grown) Happy Family Day!

NaiNai said...

I never get tired of looking at those first pictures. It was such an emotional and joyous day. What a beautiful picture of you and Ian and Kylie. She is definitely a "precious treasure."

Mary said...

Has it really been two years already? And it looks like she's always been with you.
Kristi you had asked in an earlier post for suggestions on reading material and I have a couple for you: right now I'm reading "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck and I'm really enjoying it; I've read "Chinese Cinderella" by Adeline Yen Mah, and another one by the same author is called "Falling Leaves" - I haven't read that yet.
Thanks for the New Year's card. The kids are so cute. Our email address is: ronmaryhuber@verizon.net - could you send us your email address or is it the same as it was?
I love looking at your blog. You do such a nice job!

MelLynn said...

aww i cant believe how much she has grown up and grown into her personality as a miller! congrats on family day! i love you guys!

Jess and Tim said...

Oh what great pictures! They brought me to tears-happy ones of course! You are all such a wonderful family!! How Kylie has changed, but her face is the same :-)

Laurie said...

LOVED looking back at those early pictures- the look on your face is priceless! A mommy, at last!! :) Thanks for taking us back with you-it was wonderful!

Lisa said...

FINALLY!!! Someone who's Gotcha Moment looks they way I think mine will!!! Thank you so much for sharing it! Everyone posts the ones that are taken when you've had a minute to get it together. Maybe the others are just too personal but I love that you are real!!!

Happy Family Day Kylie!!!