Happy 1st Birthday
She started out a bit timid but as you can see the sugar took over and a monster emerged.
I've shared each child's adoption story on their birthday and Bella's is kinda short and sweet. We signed on with Amazing Grace Adoptions. Then thought God had closed the door. Then got a phone call on a Monday night in January. Hit WalMart on Wednesday. Picked her up on Thursday, January 25th. There have been times when I envied those who get to surprise their loved ones with the news -"Guess what? We're pregnant!" BUT I can't imagine it's any better than emailing a photo that says "just want you to see your new granddaughter!" Such a fun moment.
The past year has FLOWN by. It didn't help that she crawled at five months and walked at nine months. We were talking with friends about how amazing it is that this time last year, we didn't even know she existed. She has been such a delight to all of us and we can't imagine life without this special little surprise from God!