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Happy 8th birthday, Mr E.

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One year ago Mister E who never speaks about China, asked me if we could celebrate his next birthday there the next time. It was a very good timing because I had very similar plans. Today, that very special day has finally happened and it could not have been better or could not have brought more feelings of gratitude and bliss.

This morning, we celebrated just the 4 of us to give E his presents.

Then in the afternoon, we had the privilege and luck to go meet with Mister E’s foster family. This man and this woman, who now have a grandson, have taken care of 12 children in the past 8-10 years, including E. They are currently taking care of 2 New Day children and keep giving their time and their love. They were very impressed to see how tall E has grew and did confirm a bunch of things about him, including how he has always been a good sleeper and that he was already pretty stubborn at 2 years old! They were very happy to look at his pictures and were also kind to give him presents.

At 5pm we invited the staff and the volunteers to come share a birthday cake with us. Mister E received more presents from the staff, including from the gardener and his wife, who adored him when he was at New Day, and who are extremely happy he has been able to come back to visit. Again, as often seen since we arrived here, but in a more visible way in small and big gestures, we could see how much our son was protected, cared and beloved while he was staying here. It make us feel so much joy and gratitude. And to be able to share this day with all the generous people who loved him early in his life, it gives a feeling of something that is complete, like a full circle…until the next one… 

10 years old already!

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Rockport_2013-2My sweety, today you are 10 years old and I can’t believe it!

It seems so much already but it is so little time for us the lucky ones who spend this time with you.

I’d like for this precious time to slow down because I know the next 10 years will fly by and soon you too will want to…

I am the luckyest Mom to have you as daughter. You are witty and happy, smart and gracious, sensitive and hard working.

I love you! Happy Birthday my love!

happy girl

6 years old!

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4mois?We received some new pictures of you as a baby yesterday, what a wonderful present, you were so sweet!

And today you turned 6 years old! I was so glad this morning at church when you asked me to carry you in my arms for a long time, it reminded me you are still my baby 🙂

Happy Birthday Mr E!


1/2 of your life…

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Mr E,

As of today, you’ve spent half of your life with us, many more years are to come!



We are so happy you are part of our lives!

We take this opportunity to wish you all a nice and happy year of the snake!

新年快乐 !



Happy Birthday!

A mon homme préféré

Best Daddy ever!

Je t’aime

7 years with you!

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Today we’ve celebrated 7 years of hapiness with the most amazing little girl.

We love your kindness with your friends, your patience with your brother, your talent and graciousness on the piano and at ballet, your smile and your enthusiasm, your little notes and presents that you give us so often, your intelligence and your hard work, your love of books and of music, your curiosity and joie de vivre, your beauty, your native country and language, your first family and all that makes you you!

In fact, all of you is a treasure that we cherish every single day.

We love you my love!

1 year ago…

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we met you in Xinjiang and our lives have changed like we could have never imagined.

We hope yours has changed for the best and we want to tell you we’re trying everything we can to make it work.

We love your smiles and your laughs which are many and often, we love that you are so affectionate, we love that you are full of life and energy, we love when you count to five and say nine instead and when you say toggoban instead of toboggan, we love when each time you see a plane you still cry feiji over and over, we even love your stubbornness and the « toad face » you make when you are upset!

We think about your Chinese parents, your foster family and your country everyday. We are so grateful that you are in our family. We love you Mr E.


Bon Anniversaire to my wonderful Man!


Our best wishes for this new year!

Meilleurs voeux pour cette nouvelle année!

Joyeux Anniversaire Ms M!

My baby girl is turning 7 today and she is still and forever the apple of my eyes!

Nous avons comme toujours une pensée spéciale pour ses premiers parents qui ne peuvent célébrer ce jour avec elle. Vous êtes toujours dans nos coeurs.