Wednesday, June 1, 2016

5 years ago today



5 years ago today I met this beautiful, wonderful, intelligent child.  She is the best part of my daily life.  She makes me proud to be her momma. 
From the moment we saw her, we knew she was meant to be ours.  We just prayed GOD and the Russian government thought so too.  It took a long time to get everything together that Russia required to get a court date. 
We were extremely joyous to finally get a court date.  Russia said she was ours, to come back in 10 days.
Happy Adoption Day - Court date was 11/15/11 - Officially adopted on 11/28/11
We came back and played some more.
We brought boots for her - she wouldn't take them back off. 
She played on the slide with daddy all day, while waiting to be released into our care.
 
 
She was finally in our arms forever on 12/2/11.  This picture was from the day we carried her out of the orphanage, like we were smuggling precious jewels.  She is our most precious gift from GOD.  For no one else could have moved all the mountains of paperwork so we could be together.
Here is a picture of her sleeping the first night we got her.  It was rough getting her to sleep and the hotel was HOT.  We had 3 twin beds pushed together. 

AND from then on ---- She has been our precious gift.
First day of Preschool

First day of Kindergarten

1st day of 1st grade
Her most recent photo.
She is now getting ready to enter 2nd grade.  She loves to read.  She loves to learn.  She isn't too crazy about math, but is happy to play at recess. 
She is getting smarter and more beautiful every day. (daddy is getting his guns cleaned)  She is my joy and my happiness. 
She is in "skip school"  to try and join the JUMP COMPANY USA club/team.  She is progressing.
She doesn't remember the orphanage (thank goodness). 
She is happy and healthy.  We couldn't ask for more. 
She has all our love forever.
For those who ask why we adopted from Russia and not the USA - my answer is - Because that is where my daughter was.  God put this child in my heart.  He lead me to her.  We were meant to be together.  She is my world, my everything.

I could go on and on, but I have other things to do today.  Like play with my girl. 
THE HAPPIEST MOMMY IN THE WORLD..... Tamra Lewis
 
 

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