October 28, 2011

Happy First Gotcha Day!

Gotcha day was October 28,2010
Laura's been with us one whole year!

Oct. 28, 2010

Oct 28, 2011

One year ago today, we ran up a couple flights of stairs into our forever daughter's arms! Happy gotcha day to our Laura! So much about our gal has changed these last 12 months. Our gal has learned to speak English, in fact she doesn't ever stop talking! She is on her second leg beacuse she never stops eating and growing!

From the day we started the adoption it took a whopping 18 months and 6 days til she was finally ours! What a long, long time but oh so worth all the pain. We had many "speed bumps" along the way and it seemed it would never happen. But it did! It happened because we had faith. Happy first gotcha day to our Laura Faith!
I love you!                               



  1. Tears of JOY here! So glad you shared this experience with us all.

  2. Amazingly wonderful!! Tears of joy here too!!

  3. I had tears all over again as I saw and remembered Laura's first "Gotcha Day". What a wonderful little girl you have been blessed with. I think she will always think of her "Gotcha Day" as very special, even more special than her birthday. God bless you all. Love, Babushka and Grandpa

  4. Congratulations! What a wonderful milestone! Celebrating with you!