Thursday, May 14, 2009

Three years with our little slice of heaven

Dearest Katie Starr:

Here is is, three years since the day we were united. In our wildest dreams we could have never imagined the perfect match that would be made in China, as our red threads finally came together and made us a family on May 14th, 2006 (Mother's Day).

We adore you beyond measure. There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe the way that you capture the hearts of all who meet you with your sweetness and light. We thank G-d everyday for the gift of you. Happy 3rd "forever day" precious girl!

Love always and forever,

Mommy, Daddy, Justin, Ethan and your entire forever family

Katie holding one of her referral photos

In our family, every special occasion is a reason for cake. When I told Katie that we were having ice cream cake she said..."awww, I wanted adoption cake!"


Diana said...

I can not believe it has been 3 years..I started following you while you were waiting and you still have me:)
I love your blog and your honestly in your writing. You have a amazing family and thanks for sharing a little piece of your fun with us:)

Tamara said...

Happy 3 years Katie Starr and family!
Can't wait to see you next week!

Carol and Taylor said...

Congrats on this very important day! I love seeing a bright smile back on her sweet face.

Hugs from Miami,

Teresa said...

I'm with Diana! I can't believe I've been following your blog for 3 years now. Sheesh!

Love the term "adoption cake." Too funny.

Congratulations to her and her family!

Candy said...

Happy 3 Year Adoption Anniversary.

I hope you enjoyed your day and your cake. It looks yummy!

Love Letters To China said...

Happy 3 years Katie! You are one of the luckiest little girls to be a part of such a wonderful family. I hope you enjoyed your day!

ourchinagirls said...

Happy Forever Family Day! Glad to see Katie back in the pink!


Tammie said...

Happy Forever Family Day! I can't believe it's 3 years since Katie Starr joined your family.

An adoption cake!? Too cute & exactly what I'd expect Katie Starr to say.

BTW, last night on FB I realized that you & Sandra P have the exact same Forever Day. She & Matt received Jazzie on May 14, 2003 - also Mother's Day!


recoveryagent2 said...

Happy Happy Day, are you cherishing the memories like I am??? Today is Moose's Gotcha day and I remember first meeting your family while in China on "the island". Adoption has enriched our lives with more than our cherished children -it has given us treasured friendships, like yours.

DawnS said...

Can't think of a better reason for cake or a celebration!

Alyson and Ford said...

She is so precious... beautiful! So happy for your family! Three years... wow!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for Eight Months

Anonymous said...

Happy Forever Day Miss Katie Starr!

What a treasure you are to all who know you!
"A Slice of Heaven" is such a wonderful way that your mommy described her wonderful little girl.

We hope you had a super great day!
Brenda, Mark, Shane, Kyle and Mae Li

Vivian M said...

Happy three years! I want adoption cake too!