Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Our First Gotcha Day!!!

One year ago today, we saw our daughter for the first time. It was a long-awaited, much anticipated moment that we will cherish forever.

And while the reality of the moment did not mirror our imagining of it, the reality was better and deeper than we could have hoped for. It is a moment seared into our hearts. A priceless memory, forever ours.

One year ago today we received a gift. One that we are still unwrapping, one year later. An amazing, smart, funny, cheerful, emotional, cuddly, loving, bright, lights up a room when she walks into it kind of gift. A year ago we only saw glimpses.
Today, she opens her sweet heart to us in a hundred different ways.

Using a Suhnism, the way she's melted into our family is "kinda awesome." She belongs with us and we belong with her.

She's a self-proclaimed princess who likes to boss "just a little bit." But she lets the rest of us be Kings, Queens, Princesses, Princes and Puppies so its okay.

She loves to quote movie lines, or her big brother, sister, dad or Grandpa's lines. She thinks they are all "so funny," and is quick to follow-up with a laugh.

Her speech is amazing. Instead of replying with a simple "yes," she will typically give a "yes, I can do that." She surprises me with new words like "nutritious" when I ask her if she wants a snack. She loves to talk. She loves to connect.

She may not be able to walk independently yet, but when she's in her walker you better look out. She will not hesitate to run you over if you are blocking something she wants.

Yep, our Suhn is one AMAZING kid (If you know her, you know what I mean!).

Today, June 28th, we remember once again our first meeting. We look back over the past year and remember tears and laughter. We remember special moments and milestones. We marvel at how fast the year went and how hard it is to imagine life without her.

And we give THANKS from the bottom of our hearts for the gift of our daughter Suhn.

Happy 1st Gotcha Day baby girl!

We love you so much!!


Marla said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Suhn. Can't imagine our family without you! We love you so much!
Grandpa and Grandma

Mindy said...

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year already! Happy Gotcha Day Suhn! You really do light up a room when you walk into it - you are such a sweet little girl!!

Leslie Ringger said...

happy gotcha day, suhn! your one cool cat :)

smw said...

it will be fun to see how much she's grown and changed!

Heidi Klopfenstein said...

beautiful post. Happy Gotcha Day!

christine said...

Even with the bumps, it is always good to be walking the path He has chosen for each of us. Love you all!

Cindy said...

Happy first Forever Family Day Suhn!
You are one beautiful girl, just precious! So happy to hear how amazing you are doing!

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Suhn! We love you so much and praise God how He blessed your life!

Mom said...

I am so sorry that I have totally missed this. My week has been slightly stressed as you know.

Anyway - Happy Gotcha Day Suhn. I agree with Grandma Ringger. You have brought so much "suhn - shine" into our lives. We love you so much.

Grandpa and Grandma Kaeb

Tami said...

Little Suhn...you have a way of finding your own little spot in the hearts of the people you meet. You are a very special young lady who was blessed with such an amazing life story that has and will no doubt be used for God's glory. You are very loved!

Missy said...

I honestly cannot believe it has been a year!!!! Look at her! Wow, what a difference a year makes!!

So happy for you Meg. And for her. And for me for getting to read this blog. Happy happy happy :) :) :)