Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rise and Shine Birthday Girl

In a few hours in India - it will be "Lauren's" 2 year old birthday. We only wish we could be there with her to celebrate. We plan on having a small little party with our family .... making cookies and praying for her. We pray she's healthy, happy, and heart-filled with anticipation of her new family. We mailed our photo books to our adoption agency and they loved them. I wish I could be there when our agency representative travels next month to visit her and present the photo books to her. Her child study report said she likes jovial play... so we can't wait to experience precisely what that means for her. I imagine her to be curious, insightful, and intrigued by her surroundings. In her photos you can also see the inside of her little soul. I know one thing, she is strong and has an internal spirit for survival...as I like to call it at work, "a fire in the belly"... meaning the strength to endure even the toughest challenge. I really think that's our little girl -- we'll see if I have her pegged correctly when we meet, but my mother's instinct says... she's one strong little girl. Happy Birthday - sweet baby girl... mommy is praying for you today :)


  1. Oh, Renae....Happy Birthday to Lauren from us too! Just think, next year you WILL be celebrating with her. I will be thinking and praying for her too.


  2. Happy birthday Lauren!!! Our daughter's second birthday was on September 5! They are only days apart in age! How awesome is that?!?!?

  3. Oh, I am sorry that you're missing Lauren's special day. We missed Grace's 4th birthday by just a couple of weeks when we were waiting to go to China. It was hard. Praying that your precious girl is home with you soon.

  4. Just found your blog thru the Brice's blog:) We adopted from India thru Dillon last year! We had a wonderful experience the whole way thru.Although we waited on referral for 17 1/2 months!
    We brought Maiya home in May 2010,we picked her up on her first birthday,May 15th in Kolkata. She is a pure joy. Hang in there,Lauren will soon be home hopefully:).Congrats and if you would like a invite to our blog,you may shoot me a email at fenwickfamily5@gmail.com