All About The Princess

Someone had a Birthday this week!

I don’t know how it happened but our Princess is now Four and in her words, “a big girl”.  This little bit of a girl is the joy and light of our home and, apparently, quite popular with my blog readers. This week I am taking a detour from the usual decor and lifestyle subjects I normally write about and answer a few questions about our sweet little Princess. I hope you enjoy this brief journey…and a few vintage treasures that might be captured in the background!

1. When did the Princess become part of your family?

    My hero and I started the adoption process sometime in the Fall of 2013 and officially became “paperwork pregnant” (officially logged into the Chinese government data base) in early 2014.  We waited….we waited some more…it was difficult. We had no idea that a precious little girl was also in the process to become officially adopted. When God had everything in place, we received a phone call, on a random summer morning that we had a referral. Then we opened an email and fell in love.

2. Where is the Princess from?

   The Princess was born in the Northern Mountains of China. We know nothing of her birth circumstances, but she was found in a city with a rich history along the famous Silk Road. She was thankfully brought to the police station by a kind and concerned stranger and placed in the care of a small but highly regarded orphanage.  She was obviously loved and doted on by her nannies and already showing signs of her determined and creative personality.  We will always be grateful to the special women who loved our little girl so fiercely for the first twenty months of her life.

3. What Medical Challenges has the Princess faced?

We, of course, found our girl to be absolutely perfect but she did arrive home with a serious medical need.  The Princess was born with a cleft lip and palate, a common genetic defect that is usually repaired in the first few months here in the USA.  Surgical options are more limited in China.  How blessed we are to have Johns Hopkins practically in our backyard. Our brave Princess has had 2 major surgeries since she came to us and will face several more in the next few years. She has done wonders with speech therapy and continues to amaze us with her spunky attitude.

4. How has your life changed now that you have royalty living in your home?

There are no words to describe the force of nature that is our Princess.  Sassy and bright, she loves and disagrees with equal passion. She is creative and intelligent and never fails to initiate a smile wherever she goes.  Life is not always easy but it is alway a joy.  I am just so happy people have found such pleasure in watching her grow and change.  Someday my blog will feature her High School Prom…and that thought leaves me a little bittersweet.

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32 thoughts on “All About The Princess

  1. Thank-you for this delightful post about The Princess! I am so enjoying being able to watch her grow through your wonderful photos and blog stories. You are a beautiful family and blessed to have each other. Happy 4th Birthday Princess!!!!

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  2. Sorry but I didn’t need the tears this morning. I so enjoyed your adoption of your little princess. At one time my husband and I thought if adopting from China but decided not to. We are childless but have decided that was what was supposed to be journey. I love reading your story and she just looks so beautiful. God Bless

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    1. Meeting my hero at an older age I never thought I would be a mama. So glad God had another plan for us. I can’t imagine life without our sweet girl. I cry happy tears quite often!


  3. Happy Birthday to your sweet Princess who brings joy to so many of us. And thank you for sharing her story with all of us. It is an honor and privilege to get to know her through your kindness. May you always be blessed.


  4. My sweet granddaughter is the same age. So I have watched your Princess grow along with ours. The joy of having a child/grandchild can’t be put into words. That’s why your photo-log of her growing up and experiencing life is so much fun. Grins, and smiles to all of you, Sandi

    On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 6:49 AM, A Day of Small Things… wrote:

    > amykins100 posted: “Someone had a Birthday this week! I don’t know how it > happened but our Princess is now Four and in her words, “a big girl”. This > little bit of a girl is the joy and light of our home and, apparently, > quite popular with my blog readers. This ” >

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  5. Oh, Happy Birthday to your sweet Princess! She has brought many a smile to my face. It’s easy to see the light she had brought into your home. Loved learning more about the journey you went through to bring her into your home! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  6. A close friend of mine adopted her “ladybug” from a similar part of China and had a similar medical issue. I still cry happy tears remembering their video of the day they finally held her for the first time over there and she has brought SO much joy into their lives over the past ten years, so even though I don’t know you, I am just so very happy for you all and thankful for your princess!

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  7. Happy Birthday to the “big girl” of the house! I have two daughters and I remember vividly when each of them was four. I’m sure you’ve heard that time flies, but let me tell you that it really does! Our oldest is going to HER prom in a few weeks and we can’t believe it! I so look forward to reading your posts each week, she is truly a joy! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

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  8. Thank you for sharing your adoption journey. I have often wondered about how your family came to be. My youngest granddaughter will be four this year. It is a sweet age. The princess will be off to that prom much sooner than you can even imagine.Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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  9. She is getting so big, in just the year that I have followed you I have seen the changes in your little princess. She is so lucky to have the two of you and you to have her. I hope she had a wonderful birthday!

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