I know it sounds cliché, but it seems like just yesterday that we were trying to figure out how to bathe and diaper our baby, helping her to walk, encouraging her to talk. Showing her what a family was all about. Teaching her to love and accept love.
The past five years have been a journey, with lots of happy moments and our share of struggles. None of which I would trade for the world. (Although I wouldn’t mind if some of the struggles would feel free to move along now!)
Every year on (or around) Gotcha Day, I try to get pictures of Molly with her referral photos so we can see just how much she has grown and changed.
We fell in love with those three photos five years ago, but the real thing is so much better. Molly has added so much to our lives. Things we didn’t even know that we were missing. So today we celebrate 5 glorious years with our precious baby girl.
After we got home and had baths, Molly opened up her Gotcha Day gift. We brought home a suitcase full of gifts for Molly when we returned from China. Every year on her Gotcha Day she gets one of those special gifts. She really cherishes them and takes special care of them. She can take you through her room and show you each gift that she has received over the past five years.
Happy 5th Gotcha Day Molly! We love you forever!