Saturday, April 3, 2010

One Year Ago

I can't believe it has been one year since receiving our referral of Julianna. I can remember pretty much everything about that day from checking the Rumor Queen website constantly all morning to racing home with Ed from work to get "the call". She was the most beautiful baby we have ever seen. We could see in her eyes from the very first picture that she was strong willed and she definitely is that. She is everything we wanted in a child and more. I have said it before but I would go through everything all over again to have my sweet baby girl. She is a gift to us and to our family.

One verse I held on to for years was Romans 8:28 - "All things work together for good to those who love God to those who are the called according to His purpose." It doesn't say all things ARE good but that they work together for good. There were many things that happened to us and to Julianna that weren't good, but God used the bad things to bring us together as a family.

Here are Julianna's referral pictures we received on April 3, 2009:

Here she is on April 3, 2010:


  1. LeeAnne, It's so good to see a new post and see how much Julianna has grown!! She's beautiful!! We miss you and would love to see you again. Let us know when you're coming this way and we'll do lunch again! Terry

  2. I can't believe it has been a year! God is good! Thank you for sharing your sweet girl with us. We will have to get together soon. :0) Maybe we could meet for lunch or at the park in Fern Bell or off Airport Rd. We are blessed by your friendship! Blessings to you all, Lee Ann

  3. I love our sweet baby girl (and Will's best friend)! What a blessing she is to all of us! We cannot wait to celebrate her big #2 birthday this weekend-- Love, Toot

  4. I'm in tears, again. She gets more and more beautiful every day! I really enjoyed the year ago shots compared to now - They do grow too quickly!!! And Happy Belated 2nd Birthday to Julianna!!! Love to you all, Sharon