Saturday, June 20, 2009

Forever

365 days ago I had been in Beijing a little more than 24 hours. A bottle of wine and a birthday card were left by the nightstand in my hotel room. I was turning 38 and instead of celebrating my years, I was pacing back and forth waiting for my baby to arrive to the hotel lobby via train. 365 days ago I held that frightened, screaming baby in my arms while she wailed for all she was about to lose. I smelled different, I looked different and despite a handful of cheerios she wanted nothing to do with me. Fortunately first impressions don't always count. 365 days later and she wants everything to do with me and I wouldn't have it any other way. We are forever mother and daughter. The pictures above are beautiful wooden blocks hand-crafted with seven photos of Em and I. They serve as a reminder to us that we are indeed a family, forever.

11 comments:

LollipopGirl said...

Those blocks are too cute! Please tell us where and how you got them! Happy Gotcha day!

MotherMotherOcean said...

Happy Forever family day. I will talk to you later.

Happy birthday.

Debby said...

Happy Birthday! Happy Family Day!!
What a great idea on the blocks!!! Did you make them? I'd love to borrow that idea!!!

Special K said...

Happy Day!
Birthday and Family all rolled into one. :)

PS. Love the blocks.

Michele said...

Happy Birthday my friend and Happy Family Day! I'm sure your mind is jumping back to that special day all the time. It has been one very special year for you....one of many to come.

Kelli said...

Happy family day- what a wonderful birthday present!!!

Rhonda said...

Happy Forever Family Day and happy birthday!

Lisa and Tate said...

Happy Forever Family day! You two look so perfect together.

Diana said...

Love your blog! Met you on Clicknmom's.

Shannon said...

Such a beautiful pair! Quite a year. So happy for you both. =)

Kris said...

how privileged i feel to have been on this journey with you Lisa... i am so honored. to know how hard you two struggled in the beginning, together, building this amazing, beautiful bond that is lifelong. love to you both! and happiest of bdays!

xoxoxo