One Year Anniversary of our Gotcha Day!

Lord, You saw her “red and screaming” on the steps of a Buddhist Temple in China and chose to coordinate her life so that she would end up in our arms…thank you so much!

We’ll never be the same.

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  1. I can so remember this like it was yesterday! I would get up so early to hear about your day and to see her little face, our lord is sooo good. Auntie misses you Lauren and so does your cousin Brooke. Love the gymnastic outfit and those pig tales. One of the many good things a year has brought is hair.

  2. Penless Thoughts says:

    What a sweet picture. Says it all.Susan

  3. Oh how precious…God is so good and I pray that He continues to bless you and your family!hugsKimmiemama to 6one homemade and 5 adopted

  4. I have loved reading through Lauren's adoption story.Good friends of ours just got a picture of their new baby and will be leaving in 5-6 weeks to go get…HIM. They were floored. A boy! Going to call him Caleb. He is a real cutie. They do not know his story yet, other than he is 9 months old now but is very small. We are all so excited!By the way, my friend's name is Susan, too.

  5. Praise God!!!! She is such a beautiful addition to your family!

  6. What a precious picture!! Thanks so much for sharing your anniversary with us!! Have a blessed day!

  7. Grandma Cramer says:

    It is so wonderful to have a little granddaughter again. The other 2 granddaughters are teenagers. She looks so happy. Grandma and Grandpa will have to come and watch her. We love her so much..She has been such a blessing…God is good

  8. Happy one year anniversary. You look so happy! God is good.

  9. Awwwww….Happy 1 year anniversary! She is just precious!

  10. She is a blessed little girl and right where God knew she belonged. You and Mark are such great people and your precious daughter will know Jesus because of being placed in your arms. Isn't God awesome!I see your mom commented. Tell her I said hello. We have great memories of your parents 🙂 Much love to all of you. Did I ever tell you that my kids remember Mark being camp director at Aowakya? (sp). Those were great times!

  11. Monkey Giggles says:

    Happy Anniversary to all of you!!!!

  12. Happy Gotcha Day anniversary! You are truly blessed.

  13. Happy 1 year family day, Sue!What a blessing.

  14. Sue @ praise & c says:

    Thank you all so much!I pray that someday she will be glorifying God with HER story!Sue

  15. Congratulations! What a darling picture and sweet story!Sharon

  16. Happy Anniversay!! Wow! How she has changed!

  17. melody is slurping l says:

    Happy Homecoming Day, Lauren and family. As a mom by birth and adoption, I love such stories. Your family is beautiful.

  18. Every time I see a picture of your precious little one I am reminded of something that I heard someone say at "The Call" in Nashville.She said "It's not about parents wanting children…it's about children needing parents." It was a challenge to all christians to not only be praying for abortion to end but to also become a part of the solution. To adopt the little ones that are in need of a good safe place to grow up.

  19. Awesome! I can't wait to look around your blog more. I know I'm going to love it!(thanks for visiting me, too!)

  20. Grafted Branch @ Res says:

    Goose bumps. Congratulations! So very precious–in His sight and yours.

  21. Jewels of My Heart says:

    She is so beautiful… How awesome that the Lord took her from a Pagen temple and placed her with her family where she will know Him.Congratulations.