Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How Time Has Flown

Alyzabeth was placed in our arms three months ago today. How time has flown...
From a scared, crying, intermittently near-hysterical little one that Aly comforted by lovingly walking hotel hallways to the precious, happy gift we have today. All just three months ago.

I find myself gazing at Alyzabeth, remembering and reliving those first few days together in China. I still marvel at how one so little was able to be so brave. So vulnerable yet so strong. So beautiful...

I find myself happily watching her older brother and sister light up with smiles when they see her. How they reach to pick her up. How they let her know she is family. How I draw comfort in knowing they will always be there for her...

I find myself filled with joy and pride when witnessing Alyzabeth's learning triumphs. Reminding myself that it was only a short while ago she had never heard her new language. Had never tasted the strange new foods. Had never played outside...

I find myself humbled for having been blessed with a wife and a mother like my Aly. Blessed to watch her bath her little one. Read the bedtime stories. Hum softly until Alyzabeth nods off to sleep. Moved to see her gentle tears of love when holding her daughter near...

Alyzabeth was placed in our arms three months ago today. How time has flown.
How time has flown...
peace
fm

25 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Time flies when you are having fun..
And AA is soooo BEAUTIFUL..
I am sooo Happy for you and Aly..
This Christmas is going to be filled with your FAMILY complete..
Hugs..
Happy 3 months...

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Amazing how quickly it has gone! Happy family!

Suzie said...

What a beautiful post! AA has come a long way from what you shared with us in those first photos. You are a beautiful family!

Rhonda said...

Happy 3 months together...

Ruth and Brian said...

Happy 3 months as a family!!!

Alyzabeth is so beautiful. I just love the photos of her on in her Christmas dress. What an incredible journey of blossoming she has taken since that day she was placed into your arms forever!

So hard to believe the time has flown by so quickly. We are currently buried under 10-20 degrees temps with snow and ice on the ground. Would trade Chongqing weather anyday - though it's probably much colder now than when we were there.

Have a great day of celebrating with AA.

Ruth & Brian

Cora said...

Happy 3 months!
It always amazes me how quickly little ones adapt I am sure such a loving family has greatly helped.
Take Care,
Cora

Julie said...

That is awesome. You are a wonderful family.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a beautiful post!! Yes, it does go fast....it seems like yesterday you were in China wrapping your arms around your precious girl for the first time!!

Happy 3 Months!

Lisa

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

I know Exactly how you feel today. It is amazing to think such a short time ago things were so different for everyone. Today is our 6 months with Sophia (go read my blog). I feel just like you today.. :)

Catherine said...

Beautiful.....

Norma said...

Preaching to the choir Buddy. In January our big girl will be thirteen and so far from the frightened little one we first held 12 years ago in March.....and 10 years for our Beth and eight years for our Grace.
No children were ever more loved not parents more blessed. It is bittersweet that we will not have as many years as most but we will take it. We gave them the gift of each other, sisters, who will be together when we have gone.

hoganfe said...

Congrats on your amazing addition to your wonderful family!
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Vivian M said...

Happy three months anniversary! Just wait, you will have these moments every now and then. I sometimes catch hubby with that "look" and we remember how tiny she was.
Time does fly, so cherish every moment!

Diana said...

I can not believe it has been 3 months already..She is a beautiful little girl who has just blossomed. I know your holidays will be even more special this year:)

a Tonggu Momma said...

Ford, you always write so eloquently about such topics. It's been a fast three months.

Pug Mama said...

It is truly amazing to look at photos when you first met A, and compare them to now.
how your daughter has blossomed with your love.

Briana's Mom said...

Time definitely does fly! Beautiful post!!!!

T n' W said...

Three months......it is just amazing. Time has flown.....I cherish each day with that little smile. It's incredible to see how much those little girls have changed in such a short time. And AA hair is getting so long!

Joannah said...

Life is good!

rubyiscoming said...

3 months - NO KIDDIN! Time HAS flown - you are blessed, my friends...very blessed.

xo
Kim

OziMum said...

3 months ago?!! Geez that HAS flown!

Elyssium Earth said...

Guys, she just looks so happy!! It's truly wonderful to see. Sweet girl.

sea star said...

3 months already? Time has gone so fast and A has changed so much, you can tell she's growing into quite the confident young lady. Happy 3 months of life together to you all!

Dita said...

She grows more beautiful each day and it is so wonderful to watch the love you both have for her just grow and grow.

Happy 3 months!!

Meredith Teagarden said...

Isn't it simply amazing!! She is amazing!