Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday, Macy Li!!!!

Dear Macy Li,

Wow, how can I, using mere words, adequately describe how deeply I love you and how profoundly thankful I am to be celebrating birthday #3 as your mommy?!  Needless to say, you are the apple of our eye and bring us immeasurable joy!  You've been ours' for almost 2 years now, and I still can't wrap my mind around the thought that we missed the first 12 1/2 months of your sweet little life in China.  I will always wonder about that time before we knew you.  I suppose there will never be answers to most of my questions.  Or yours' for that matter.  I'll just have to be at peace with that. But one thing I know for certain is that before you were born, when you were being fearfully and wonderfully knit together in your birth-mother's womb, God knew ALL the answers.  He had ordained ALL your days before one of them came into existence.  His plan was/is greater than ours'.  He knew that we would be your forever family.  I will forever be in awe of that.  Of how He wooed our hearts toward adoption, and specifically toward China, and brought us to the place of stepping out in faith onto the "unknown" path where He was leading.  I shudder to think that I could have missed His plan (YOU) for fear of the "what-if's"....I am so thankful that He took me on a journey of learning to really BELIEVE Him to equip me to do what He was calling me to do.  Every day, I look back and am humbled to recall just how He orchestrated your entire life story.  Baby~Girl, He has big plans for your life, this I am certain of!  I have no clue what they'll be, but from what I know of you, they have to be big.  Already, at age 3, He has gifted you in so many ways....I can already see a heart of mercy and forgiveness, a tender heart toward the things of God, a heart of praise, a joyful spirit, a free spirit, astonishing intelligence, beauty from the inside out, a love of prayer, and on the list goes.  You ARE fearfully and wonderfully made, and I know it full well.  What a privilege to be your mommy!  I am humbled to wear that name.  You were born in my heart back in 2005, 2 years before you were even born in the flesh.  Macy Li Ming, I have loved you since before you were conceived.  Thank you for the joy you have brought into my life, Daddy's life, and all of your brother's lives.  We feel like the most blessed family in all the world to have you!  We love watching you grow, even though selfishly, we wish we could keep you little.  But we know that walking through life with you is going to be exciting.  We'll have your hand and cheer you on, every step of the way.  Bless you, our little Asian angel.  We celebrate the day you were born!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love you to the moon!
Mommy

14 comments:

Kim K. said...

Such a beautifully written post. Birthday blessings to your sweet girl.

PS. Any pictures coming soon?

Nancy said...

So glad you are back to the blog. What a blessing this precious child is to your family and you are to her. I always think that adoption is God's way of getting children with the parents they are meant to be with. Happy Birthday Macy Li!

aimee said...

happy birthday, macy li! hope we get to see more adorable pictures of you soon!

Rhonda said...

Girls, I have become basically a blogging-drop-out over the past several months. Then, getting a facebook account, made matters worse, b/c it's so easy and quick that I just post things there for my friends.

BUT! I'm coming back! I am. I am going to MAKE myself take the time to get back into it, b/c this had become somewhat of a "scrapbook" for our family, and I already regret all that I failed to include over these past few months.

So, hopefully I'll be back in the swing, soon.

But Nancy and Aimee, thanks for the comments. I can NOT believe that a single person still even looks in here. :)

<3Rhonda<3

Jboo said...

Oh my goodness -- she's 3 already! Happy birthday to that sweet little bundle of joy! I know just how you feel as I too have been blessed to be the Mom of an incredible girl from China!

And you're on FB -- can I be your friend?! Have a great 4th! I'm sure that you and your sweet family are having a wonderful summer!

janet

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Courtney said...

What a beautiful post. Happy 3rd Birthday Macy!

Rhonda said...

Janet, I sent you an email via your profile page on your blog, but if you don't get it, write me back. Maddy is a DOLL! Wow, I really have to get back to my blog-friends, b/c they're all growing up while I'm away......AND I miss all of you! Great to hear from you. Blessings!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Angel! I am so glad you posted, have checked your blog faithfully and have been worried about all of you. Can't wait to see some pictures of your 3 yr old!
Sherry
Ontario, Canada

Eunice T. said...

Hi Rhonda, I've been reading your blog for quite a while and was pleasantly surprised when I saw a new entry. :)

I can't help but delurk to wish Macy a happy birthday! I've read your whole adoption journey (as I've read many others) and I'm so happy that Macy is able to celebrate her third birthday with a family who loves and cherishes her!

Happy Birthday Macy Li. May the Lord bless and keep you as you begin a wonderful 3rd year!

Marie-Claude said...

Happy Birthday,

Yes, I do stop by from time to time, yes there are stil people reading you, when the time permits, life on goes too fast.

Marie-Claude
Montreal

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Macy Li!
What a beautiful written post Rhonda.
It has been an absolute joy to watch Macy Li light up your lives!
Love & Blessings,
Kim

Carrie said...

Rhonda,
So glad you're back. I came across your blog last summer when looking at another adoptive mom's blog. I've enjoyed reading about your kids and family life. I have three beautiful daughters from China ages 6, 8, and 17 and a bio son, 11, and bio daughter 16. I've enjoyed peeking into your life. I've laughed and cried at your posts. I just love when you write tributes about your kids. Precious. My favorite post is when you went to the Keith Urban concert...you crack me up.
Praying all your family is doing well and enjoying the summer together.
Blessings,
Carrie Allen
Spokane, WA

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Another beautiful tribute. Your children are SO blessed.

XO,

Sheila :-)