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Friday, February 7, 2014

One Year Home... Ramya's Adoption Day

Today marks one year since I walked out of Vathsalya with Ramya.

One year.

Wow, it doesn't even seem real!

I STILL look at her and think, "I can't believe she is finally home!"

This was one year ago, today, in India (please excuse the date.... the camera was on US time, not India, but by the time we left, it was actually the 7th in the US as well)



 
She flew to us from across the Ocean, but she flew straight in to our hearts, where she has always belonged. 
 
This year has been a whirlwind, filled with so many different emotions for all of us.  It has been filled with so many firsts for Ramya, and so many blessings for us. 
 
First time asleep in her momma's arms....
 
 
 
First airplane ride...
 

 
 
First donut...
 

 
First ice cream cone...

 
First appointment... in her momma's arms instead of alone....
 
 
 
First time meeting her family...

 
 
First birthday home...
 

 
First Easter egg dying...
 
 
First petting zoo...
 
 
First pony ride...

 
First time swimming...

 
First vacation and first train ride in Colorado....
 
 
First wheelchair and first decorations....
 
 
First trip to Flagstaff and Grammy and Papa's cabin...
 
 
First aquarium...
 
 
First trip to the beach....
 
 
 
 
First trip to Disneyland...
 
 
Our US re-adoption day....
 
 
First pumpkin carving...
 
 
First trick-or-treating...
 
 
First ball....
 
 
 
First pigtails...
 
 
Her first Christmas....
 

 
 
 
Her first time sitting on Santa's lap...

 
Her first snow...
 
 
Her first time fishing....
 
 
 
And her LAST time being alone, ever....
 
 
 
My sweet girl, we are so thankful you are home.  We love you more than words can ever express.  You are ours, forever, and we cannot think of a more perfect and amazing gift than the gift of you.    Thank you for blessing us so abundantly and for letting us love you. 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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