Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Forever Lovely

Three years ago today, we laid eyes on a small one by one and a half inch photo of our Indian princess, Devi Rose. Naturally, we printed many copies of that photo as large as the pixels would allow and displayed them everywhere; some were in our wallets, our cars, at work, at our table and some even found their permanent home in our coat pockets so we would never be without her.

Today, I can't imagine going a day without seeing her beautiful smiling face or experiencing the tiny voice that keeps me in stitches most of the time. That voice. That sweet articulate voice is also the one that tells me we are best friends, I'm the best momma ever and that she loves me. Wow that is powerful stuff coming from a 28 pound 3 and a half year old.

What an unbelievable beginning that day brought. We are blessed beyond measure.

On the eve of this monumental day we also received wonderful news about our doll baby Treya. Our dossier is being reconstructed so that we don't have to wait for the first one to be located in Hyderabad and mailed to Pune. This stroke of genius is the result of choosing a reputable and reliable agency to act as our advocates.

So tonight with one Indian princess asleep in her big girl bed upstairs and photos of our other baby doll in
our wallets, our cars, at work, at our table and some in our coat pockets; we remember the joy of March 23rd, 2007 and sing...

Isn't she lovely;
Truly the angels best.
I am so happy.
Devi is heaven blessed.
I can't believe what God has done;
For two he's given life to one,
Devi is lovely, made to love.


SarahinOK said...

I love how you're celebrating both of their sweet lives with such sweet words. It brings tears to my eyes to know how cherished they are. Every child deserves that. Love is so beautiful!

Beth Shepherd said...

Yay. Happy referral anniversary. I so, so look forward to this day myself.

We actually had a referral a month ago but "lost" it a week later (someone in the govt said they'd adopt him before we got medical info. and he was "registered" to us). Our good fortune on this journey has had some significant challenges, but when I read your blog it bolsters my hope.

I so enjoy your stories of being a mom. The little moments. It reminds me that all this is worth it to get that.

Beth (aka Pampers and Pakhlava)

Pam said...

We are so blessed, aren't we friend?? She IS lovely for sure! Happy referral day!

Peter and Nancy said...

I love that song, and now I love the "Devi edition." :o)

Sarah is right -- every child deserves to be loved that way Devi and Treya are. Happy referral celebrating!

Fantastic Family of 5 said...

Oh how awesome that you got Treya's referral on the eve of Devi's special day:) GOD is so awesome and sounds like Treya is definate on her way home!! :) What a blessing for you all!! We r now waiting on gaurdianship.... and check it out on my blog,the adoption tax credit has increased and been extended!! YIPPEE,I hope this encourages more people to adopt:) Gidget

jasonliberty said...

I love the Devi version of that song!! Devi is a beauty and a gift! Her smiles in all of your pictures say it all!!