Do you know how much our hearts melt and puddle when we see Maggie smile ? Her innocent and pure JOY is one of the most beautiful things I have experienced. She is slowly letting us in and showing us her "lively" personality that the orphanage said she had. There is so much we don't know about Maggie's first fourteen months of her life. We don't know if she laughed and giggled, if she was held and loved on, or if she even knew her name. But, we do know that she has an infectious smile and laughter, she loves to cuddle and kiss her stuffed animals and dolls, and she loves to rock and be held. We know that she is always observing her environment and takes her own sweet time opening up. Maggie is the sweetest little girl, dainty and elegant. She can also be strong and know what she wants ( and what she doesn't want ).
We are so blessed by Maggie. She has had so many things to overcome even since she was placed in our arms on Dec. 28th. She went on a hunger strike,dehydration, respiratory infection,severe constipation and the still present, ever looming Jet Lag. So, when she opens up and starts sharing her smiles with us, laughing and giggling...OH MY ! We are blown away by how much we love and adore this precious gift God has given us. We are overwhelmed with Maggie's resilience and love for life, her joy and simple trust in us, and her incredible beauty. And, we thank God that He brought her to us through the miracle of adoption.