Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Melia Day!!

I can't believe it's been a year since we finally got to hold our baby girl.
She wasn't so sure about us for the first few hours but she quickly realized we weren't giving her up and gave in. I am amazed at how much she has grown since we first met.
Here's the post we wrote a year ago about our first week with Melia Serawit.
I'm pretty amazed that all the things we learned about her in those first 7 days are still true,
well maybe not the shy part.

sorry these pictures are so huge, i've got issues...

I am amazed at the joy (and the volume) this girl has brought into our home.
The wonder of Melia has not worn off. All of us are still pretty enamored with her. Just last week Caleb got in trouble for waking her up from her nap because he "missed her".
Anyway, she's super great.
I can't believe it's been a year since she saw us and broke out into tears.
It's amazing how love can heal and how her love has forever changed us.


  1. Ahhhh...Happy Melia Day! I remember how excited I was for your group to travel--it was such a blessing to have shared the adoption journey with you! I can't believe it's been a year--in some ways, it seems like we just got home, but then it's hard now to remember the Gothros without Melia and the Boyces without Kiya. So excited to meet you in real life in February and do hope we can have a Melia-Kiya playdate at some point! They would be so cute being loud and adventurous together! Have a wonderful day celebrating your wonderful little girl!

    P.S. I WANT my pictures to be that big! How did you do it???

  2. Haha -- I don't have any pictures on this computer so I went to my facebook pictures and copied and pasted the link from that. :)

    I'm so excited about hanging out with you in Feb. Are you bringing Kiya with you?

  3. Happy Melia Day!!!! Soooo wonderful:) Glad to be your friend.

    (adopting Emma & Keenan)