This week, we celebrate 18 months with Madeley James! It’s so hard to believe that in only a year and a half, this girl…
…on her first full day with us in China has turned into this girl…
…the absolute LIGHT of our house!
The other day, I told Andrew how sometimes it takes my breath away that we even have Madeley.
…we prayed and prayed and waited and and waited before making the decision to adopt Ashby, but we just knew right away that we were supposed to adopt again and really, jumped in with both feet without giving it a ton more thought. It just happened!
This girl just RADIATES JOY non-stop. She is so happy, cheerful, upbeat, funny and smart. She has all five of us wrapped around her little finger.
Right now, Miss Madeley is doing fantastic! Her language is progressing really well. We are still working on articulation (which as we know, is a long road), but she says so many BIG words every single day. Her world revolves around these three things right now: Peppa Pig, applesauce and Hungry, Hungry Hippo. Seriously, those are her favorite things…and she is OBSESSED. I think Andrew and I are both savoring this three year old thing. We know how quickly they go from three to almost ten…so, we’re soaking in every little moment of having a three year old in our house.
Madeley started dance in January and LOVES it! She loves going, loves showing us what she learns and cannot wait until her first recital. She also loves school too! She has the most precious preschool teachers this year, and every time I drop her off, she is happy to be there.
Guys, I say this every time, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart, if you are considering adoption, DO IT! My sweet girls have changed our lives. I cannot imagine our family without them. What if your kiddo is waiting for you?
If you have adopted in the past, are in the process or prayerfully considering it, don’t forget that you can join my Adoption Face Book Group HERE. It has been such a positive place for the adoption community and daily, I am blessed when I read the posts. We would love to have you join!
So, a little Madeley for your Monday.
Adoption is amazing, y’all. It really changes everything. xo
To see some other post adoption posts, just look below…
To see more about our journey to adopt Ashby, see below: