Friday, March 23, 2012

It's Been Two Years

My, how things change. 

March 23, 2010:
 Taipei, Taiwan

March 23, 2011

March 23, 2012 

Pierson and Maylin just are a part of our lives. Sometimes I forget that they haven't actually been with us forever. Looking back at these few pictures makes it real. It reminds me that we haven't always been together. It reminds me that they have a past. A past which I would like to know more about, yet at the same time erase from their little minds. Not because I am jealous, but more because the first few years of their lives were difficult paths. If I could make their futures easier by forgetting that past I would. Yet even while hoping for that I am reminded of the saying "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."  I pray Pierson and Maylin use their history to make them strong children of God.

As they are sleeping tonight I have been reminiscing the past two years. There has been much laughter and joy. There has been a fair share of tears but those tears don't even begin to put a shadow on the love that has grown in our family. 

 Life has changed drastically. It has sped up and slowed down at the same time. It has become full and meaningful. It has become precious and fragile. Everyday is a new journey of fairy tales and warriors, good guys and bad guys. With Pierson and Maylin each day is a story waiting to unfold. 

I love our new lives. Life is good.
Happy Gotcha Day Pierson and Maylin!


Cassie said...

i was just wondering the other day how long it had been since you all were united as a has been such a joy reading about your adventures and seeing the love you have grow! i love y'all so much!

Grandma Shultz said...

What a day to celebrate - 2nd gotcha" day. Maylin and Pierson, you have made our lives richer. It is so nice to see Jesus growing in your hearts. I love you,

Tricia said...

That first picture made me chuckle. Glad I got to see you for a minute yesterday.

Amanda said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!

Kristi said...

Happy, happy day to the most wonderful niece and nephew anyone could ask for.
I'm so, so glad that God decided you would be part of our family.