8.04.2008

HB Dianna!!

5, 6, or 7 years ago, a beautiful little girl was born somewhere in the bush in Liberia, West Africa. They named her Dianna. I try to imagine what Dianna might have looked like as a baby, what her pictures would look like if they had been taken and we had them. But in Liberia, there are no birth records, or baby pictures, or Creative Memories scrapbooks. There are only beautiful, and often hungry, children who are loved by the people caring for them.

11 months ago, we were blessed to be able to bring this beautiful girl into the United States, and into our home. She is very independent, having had to care for herself without much supervision or assistance, so we struggle with having her follow our rules. But looking back at the past 11 months, we can see progress. We have many good days, and the hard days seem gradually fewer and farther between.

We love you very much Dianna, and your first birthday with us is a very special celebration for all of us!
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13 comments:

Chat Blanc (aka Sandy) said...

Happy Birthday Dianna! And God Bless you for the love and care you're giving her! :D

Don Lewis said...

God Bless you!

I just love people who walk the walk.

Mindi said...

hb to beautiful little diana!

love,
this lady you don't know

Rickey Henderson said...

Great stuff, happy birthday to Dianna.

The Schauer Clan said...

Happy Birthday to you Dianna! We love you!!

Kelly said...

Awww, she is just beautiful! Happy Bday to her!
I like your blog..I found you through someone elses blog, but can't remember who!
Cheers~
Kelly

Jonny's Mommy said...

Very sweet. Happy birthday Diana!

leigh said...

happy birthday dianna!

wonderful story with a happy ending.

Diesel said...

What a sweetheart! Congratulations and happy birthday!

Alice said...

Happy Birthday! Do you have the rest of the story up on your blog? I'd love to read about how you adopted her!

SiouxsieQ said...

Happy Birthday sweetie!

(note to No Cleaning Here: I've commented, so let's get on to the next post!):-)

Stephanie M said...

Thank you everyone, for your sweet birthday wishes - I have been passing them on to Dianna!

Alice - The story was my fourth post ever, back in March, called "Wild Hair"

jude urbanski said...

It's said that many people can birth a child, but it takes a special person to parent a child. Steph and Michael-you are special. That one thing I know.
Jude