Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday DARCI!!!




Today in a home on the other side of the world a little girl named Nian Xuan Feng is celebrating her first birthday.

Darci, mommy and daddy wish that you were here so that we could share your first birthday with you. A celebration fit for a princess, the princess you are!!! That is not going to be able to happen because we are not together yet. We are celebrating your birth by remembering who you are and the day that you came into this world. We also stop and remember your birth family. We do not know who they are or where they are, but we remember the fact that you were brought into this world on this very special day!!!
Happy First Birthday Darci, we love you!!!
Mommy & Daddy

16 comments:

Super Mommy said...

Awww, Happy Birthday to your sweet baby! Just think of all the birthday's you will get to celebrate with her! Happy Easter!

Jill said...

You are blessed...Happy 1st Birthday Darci.

Legacy of Two Mothers

Once there were two women who never knew each other.
One, my darling, is your birthmom and the other is your mother.

Two different lives, shaped to make yours one.
One became your guiding star; the other became your sun.

The first gave you life, and the second taught you to live it
The first gave you a need for love, and the second was there to give it.

One gave you a nationality; the other gave you a name.
One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you aim.

One gave you emotions; the other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile; the other dried your tears.

One chose adoption. It was all that she could do.
The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you.

And now you ask me through your tears,
The age-old question through the years.

Heredity or environment, which are you the product of?
Neither, my darling, neither. Just two different kinds of love

Jill said...

You are blessed. Happy Birthday Darci

Legacy of Two Mothers

Once there were two women who never knew each other.
One, my darling, is your birthmom and the other is your mother.

Two different lives, shaped to make yours one.
One became your guiding star; the other became your sun.

The first gave you life, and the second taught you to live it
The first gave you a need for love, and the second was there to give it.

One gave you a nationality; the other gave you a name.
One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you aim.

One gave you emotions; the other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile; the other dried your tears.

One chose adoption. It was all that she could do.
The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you.

And now you ask me through your tears,
The age-old question through the years.

Heredity or environment, which are you the product of?
Neither, my darling, neither. Just two different kinds of love

gatheringpeeps said...

Happy Birthday, Darci!!!

We had a wonderful 2nd birthday celebration for Amy while we waited to bring her home. Even though she wasn't with us, we still had cake :) We shopped for birthday presents for her and then came home and wrapped them for her together! Then - the day after we came home with her, we sat around and let her open her birthday presents (and some Christmas presents, too!). It was how we made the best out of what could have otherwise been a very sad day.

I hope you were able to make some special memories for her today!

connie said...

Happy Birthday, Darci! I can only imagine the celebration that will take place in China in about 6 weeks!
Blessings~

3 Peanuts said...

Happy Birthday sweet little Darci! I have a feeling you will have another celebration in a few weeks with your family:)

Tina said...

Happy Birthday Darci!

Tina

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Happy Birthday sweet little Darci... your mum and dad will be there soon to get you... hugs to you little princess...

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Happy Birthday Darci!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Darci! And belated congrats on your referral!

Felicia said...

Happy Birthday sweet Darci!

Mom2KL said...

Happy belated first birthday Darci!

Amy (via FC grp)
http://kianalani.blogspot.com

Mom2KL said...

Thank you for your comment. Wasn't sure the best way to respond, so I'm leaving a comment on your blog :)

Yes, Kiana is from FengCheng SWI. We traveled to Nanchang Nov 2007. She turned two in March.

We live in Brooklyn, NY. The pics are from a local zoo and botanic garden. We have hit almost every zoo, garden and children's museum in NYC :)

I see other recent referrals posting travel dates in early June. I still remember stalking my agency every day asking if they heard anything about TA. Hang in there...once you have your dates, the days will fly by with all the planning and last minute to do's!

Good luck. I love hearing about new referrals, especial for FengCheng babies :)

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday sweet Darci!!! I found your blog off of another and wanted to say congrats!!!! Your daughter is so beautiful!!! I love the name too. I had thought about that name for our daughter Faith who will be 6 years old soon!!
Many blessings!!!

Doug and Terrye said...

Our daughter spent her first birthday in an orphanage on the other side of the world, but we have made up for it with joy filled days of laughter, hugs, kisses, and thankfulness!!!

Terrye in FL

McNew Family said...

Happy 1st Birthday,Darci! Congratulations on your youngest daughter - I can't wait to see your photo with her! Our daughter in China turns 4 on Tuesday - we hope to be traveling in the fall for her (well I would like to travel sooner, but have to wait on all that darned paperwork approval!).

Blessings,

Donna
mcnewfamily.blogspot.com
chuiesfamily.blogspot.com