The Messina Family

The Messina Family
Barcelona 2010

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Two Wonderful Years Later....

She was born around January 4th, 2005, near Shangrao and was lovingly given up two weeks later. She was given the name Ling Guang Su by the orphanage. We were matched with her on December 17th, 2005, and she was placed in our arms August 30th, 2006. She was officially our daughter the next day. Lily is now a bubbly 3 ½ year old. She enjoys traveling and has been to 12 different countries. Her favorite color is pink and she likes to collect rocks, sticks, and shells. She feels the best M&M’s are the blue ones and she has fun trying to feed her puppy, Kona, with her plastic tea set. Lily chatters all the time and enjoys spending time with her big brothers, Joe and Tim. She enjoys reading a good book and snuggling on the laps of her parents. On this day, we remember her Chinese parents for their sacrifice and we thank you for your support on the journey to get her. Our family is now complete!
It is so hard to believe that it has been two years since we met this little miracle girl. She was so tiny and hungry and scared. Now she is strong and daring. It seems like she has been with us forever. We had a little party today to celebrate her "Gotcha Day" in China two years ago. Rich asked her if she knew why we were having a cake for her. She said no. He told her it was because she was so special. Her smile just lit up the room as she breathed..."I am so special!" Yes, she sure is!


Lori and Pete said...

Congratulations on two years with Lily! We just celebrated our two year anniversary with Pearl two days ago.

Lori W

jtguttman said...

I remember how little she was and so timid. You guys have done a great job getting her to come out of her shell. It's amazing what love can do for a child.