"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west." Isaiah 43:5
Today was Gotcha Day for Phil & I. This is a term used by adoptive parents, and it is the day that they finally get their child. As grandparents, our Gotcha Day was the day we were at the airport to meet our new granddaughter for the first time as she landed on American soil. Our son and daughter-in-law had gone to China to get her. The less said about Chinese orphanages, the better. I will just say she had been mistreated, and at ten months old, was a sad, mistrustful, and sick baby. The first two pictures show it all. The first is still in China, the second is landing at the American airport. Our son and daughter-in-law were well prepared for this, though, and were armed with plenty of love and knowledge. In a short time, they turned Anne Marie around to the happiest, most joyous, full of life child we have ever seen. A wonderful blossoming to behold. The next picture shows her now. To celebrate the day, we brought them this cake with the three of them on it, dressed as they were that day at the airport. The cake is all edible. We ate pizza and watched a living miracle as she pranced around the room, now filled with only good memories of her life in America with mommy and daddy.
"Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me." Matthew 18:4,5