Sunday, January 17, 2010

When Maggie Smiles.







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.

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5 comments:

sweet momma luv u said...

Kathy,

So glad you are home and that sweet Maggie is adjusting so nicely... Love the pictures of her smiling! What a treasure to behold.
I so enjoyed following your trip and seeing all of the trials and joys.

We finally got our TA and will travel the end of Feb. to get Jon Jon. We can't wait!!

Hugs,
Jody

Jodee Leader said...

Sweet pictures! Maggie is just adorable!

Gavin's Family said...

Miss Maggie is so Beautiful!

I have loved watching your family come together since last spring.

Such a long time waiting for a child and yet in the lifetime of being with your daughter it will only feel like a little while.

TanyaLea said...

Truly a treasure and a HUGE blessing...in EVERY sense of the word! God is GOOD!!! <><

(((HUGS)))

Waiting For Bella said...

Kathy,
Maggie seems to be adjusting just fine. She certainly is a cutie pie. I love to see her smiling! Hope your jet lag is leaving and you guys are settling back into a routine. Can't wait to see her modeling some of those cute dresses this spring!

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
We have a daughter !!!!!!
Maggie Caroline was born Oct. 29, 2008.
She is in the SWI of Gaozhou City,China.
(
Guangdong Province)