"You didn't give me these arms, but you gave them a family to hold.
You didn't give me my body but you've truly shaped my soul. Your love has given me wings and how my spirit soars. Knowing that I always will be yours. Forever and for always I am yours."

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Our Daughter Has a Birthday!

You have a birthday shout hooray!
We want to sing to you today!
One year older and wiser too
Happy Birthday to you!!

January 4th has just begun in China and it is our little Meisyn's 6th birthday! This is her first birthday with a family and we sure wish she was celebrating here WITH us but we will look forward to all the many more birthdays we have ahead of us together. We are so excited to get our dynamic, creative, and talkative MeiMei home.

We shout out a hearty HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEIMEI and invite all of you who might be reading to join us and post a birthday wish in the comments for her to read later. We are confident she will be able to feel all of our spirits. Our hearts are bursting with pride and love for you on this extremely special day.

We hope it will only be two or three more months before we meet in China and each day gets ever more thrilling.



  1. Happy, Happy Birthday beautiful Meisyn! I tried to get on here on your actual 6th Birthday and have had troubles with internet so missed it by 3 minutes! Next year you'll be home to celebrate with your awesome Mama and family. It won't be long now sweetheart!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEISYN! You don't really know it yet, but you have a VERY, VERY special family waiting not-so-patiently for you to come HOME! You are loved and cherished and always will be!

    Love, "Auntie" Sandi in FL

  3. So, do you need a travel buddy? Sherpa?

    Happy, Happy Birthday Meisyn...you are one of the luckiest girls in the world! Your Mommy and Daddy are the best and you have lots of amazing brothers and sisters!!!