The day was perfect! The weather was beautiful-Janie was beautiful-so many people attended and helped celebrate this special day!
A dear friend (Margot) sang "Amazing" for Janie. I fell in love with this song several years ago when I started the adoption journey--and the singer is named Janelle! How wonderful is that! The song was so beautiful! And Janie was incredible! She smiled, babbled, and loved every second of the ceremony. When it was over, she was climbing over me to get back to the water--too cute!!
The the luncheon was GREAT! We had so many lovely friends and family join us! I was so touched and honored to have so many people celebrate Janie joining God's family!
Janie with Debbie, Greg, and Anna Scott
Playing in the nursery with Anna Scott
After the service with Mommy, Gramps, MiMi, and Pastor Hoard
Look how tall I look here!
Lots of people eating!
Janie and Wylie!
Isn't my cake beautiful....it was pink/green polka dots (my favorite). See the pretty cross and bow on top...and it says "Jesus Loves Me". It was yummy Strawberry!
Janie with my special friends!
Janie taking a little rest :):)
And now for a cute video that has nothing to do with the Baptism--Janie loves her little walker. She loves to scoot around the house in it--sometimes it rolls too fast and gets away from her though--I captured this cute video of her coming down the hall!! Go, Janie, Go!
Janie's baptism ceremony and luncheon was today! It was WONDERFUL! I am so touched and honored that sooooo many people came to be a part of this special day! And the luncheon went really well. I'll post pictures soon!
I saw this "picture progession" on another blog and thought it would be a great post for Janie now that she is 1 year old!! Janie was a preemie (born at 30 weeks). She had a few health issues at but I knew instantly she was my daughter. The first few photos I ever saw of her just broke my heart. My baby in the hospital for her first 2 months of life and me not there to comfort her (so hard). But, I knew she was getting excellent care and lots of love from the wonderful AGCI staff in Taiwan! And I knew that God was holding her in His protective arms.
Between the AGCI staff and other families traveling to Taiwan, I was able to receive over 100 pictures (and several videos) of Janie before I ever traveled. I am so glad I have these images of her.....
Below is how she has progressed each month over the past year! She is still very tiny---but FIESTY and full of spunk!
Warning! LOTS of pictures below! OK...So I obviously took TONS of birthday pics--here are some to recap the day!!
We began at church and Janie was greeted with lots of love (as always)!!
Then we went home for a nap and rest before our party! We decided to have a small party with just mommy, Mimi, Gramps, Janie's God family, and some close friends! With next weekend being so big, we decided on a small Valentine's and B-day celebration.
Next weekend is Janie's Baptism and as of right now we have 64 confirmed attending!!!