Thursday, November 24, 2011


Today is my first Thanksgiving as a mom. Of course, that is the thing I'm most thankful for. 
My daughter.
I'm thankful that she's healthy, happy, smart, strong and beautiful.

I'm thankful that she was so young when I met her. Because of that I get to witness so many of her milestones. Rolling over, sitting up, standing, learning to talk, walking. I got to celebrate her first birthday. I'm so so so thankful for these things.

I'm thankful that our attachment is going so well. Again a blessing that she was so young. I recognize that makes it a little easier for us.

I'm thankful that she loves to sleep almost more than she loves to eat.

I'm thankful that I start every day walking into her room to be greeted by her mega watt smile. And I end every day with her soft, warm little body snuggled into my chest.

I'm thankful that the universe guided China's hand to choose her file to be matched with mine.

I'm thankful to her birthmother for carrying her for 9 months and bringing her into this world. 

I'm thankful to her foster family for caring for her, feeding her and loving her for the first 7 months of her life.

I'm thankful not only that I get to be a mom. But that I get to be a mom to THIS girl.

I'm forever grateful for my
Mia Renee Ying


Nicole said...

Very well said, Krista! We are very lucky (and thankful) mommies! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

dawn said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mummy and Mia.
I always love your posts and now know that I will need a tissue.

Carla said...

Perfectly thankful that this girl was brought in to our lives.

Aus said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mom!!

hugs - aus and co.

Jen said...

Amen! That's all I've got. :)

Catherine said...

Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sarah in MT said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Krista and Mia. May you enjoy many years of joyous milestones together. Hugs.

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