Four years ago today we became the official adoptive parents of Ling Guang Su...who was then to be known as Lily Su Grace Messina. She was 20 months old when we adopted her and she was bitty. She could fit into 9 month clothing in some instances.
Since leaving China, she has lived in Japan, Norway and now the U.S. She has been to over 15 countries and can talk to you about what things she saw in many of them.
She is just now learning that she is American...now that she's in the U.S., she thinks that perhaps she can now join the band wagon. Too cute!
For her adoption day, we always go out for Chinese food and then come home for cake and a present. This year Lily wanted a bee hive cake. It was 97 degrees today...so it definitely still qualified as summer! Her gift was a puzzle of the United States that tells you the state name, capitol, state nickname....it also sings America the Beautiful and says the pledge of allegiance. (she is learning the pledge at school) She really liked it. She also got a Chinese language DVD as well...to keep helping her learn (or relearn) some of her Mandarin.
She had a lovely day and we are so blessed to have her as our daughter. The boys have blossomed in ways I didn't think was possible having her as a little sister. We are truly blessed to have her in our family!