Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My Daughter

She is so darn cute. She is shy and pensive sometimes, spunky and a jokester at others. She has this look on her face when she's starting to smile but trying not to that is hilariously adorable.  She's insistent and careful, joyful and reserved. 

Today I officially became Naya's mother.

I'm a mom & she's a daughter!
So thankful for Ruth & Melissa & Rose to have here to share this moment with us.

Yesterday was the day we met and I took her into my life.  She's been in my heart for a while now but it's so amazing to have her here laying beside me as she sleeps and know she is mine.  

Our first moments together she was super shy
I'm so blessed with this beauty.
A little smile spread across her face when she saw her face in my locket.

The morning went amazingly.  The afternoon was hard.  She is mourning and misses her nanny.  She's old enough to realize that this is going to mean leaving all she knows behind.  Even when what you know may not be that great, change is hard.  I look forward to the point that she can smile and laugh all day long, content in her new life. 

Supposed to be napping with Auntie Rose
Snowy, cold & beautiful

Playing hard to get with Aunt Emmy and the water cup
I have no doubt we are going to have a million adventures together.  I love you child!


  1. Wow - you look like mom and daughter, too...a special God wink I suppose! So happy for you!

  2. Trying to hold back the tears! Love Love LOVE!!!

  3. very very very happy for you Sarah. She's beautiful.

  4. warms the heart:) you'll be a great mom!

  5. she IS so darn cute, sarah! love her rosy cheeks. congrats, what a blessed beginning to this journey.

  6. Such a beautiful forever mommy & daughter ... what a pleasure to meet you as you were waiting for Donna at the ZZIF meeting the day before gotcha-day ... appreciate your help Sarah ... you have a very beautiful and precious daughter ... love & blessings from the Swallows Nest ... Clay ... http://www.swallowsnestzz.org

  7. Congratulations and blessings. She is a lovely little girl!

  8. I am so proud of you! She is absolutely beautiful and I know you will be such a blessing in one another's lives. I love you and can't wait to meet that smiling face of hers. xoxox