Saturday, November 9, 2013

Which One?

Oh My!
They look so much alike!
Which one is Melissa?


Oh Mom!
You know!
I'm the one "without" the really cute boots!

I think she may be giving me a hint!
What do you think?
She could have given me so many other answers!
BUT NO-
 she is the one without the boots!

Sweet Melissa has been our 
"hold out".

First it was Madeline to say
"I love you"!
Then it was Mia!
It was hard for her to say but she did it and we know she means it 
(most of the time)!

But Melissa wasn't planning on saying it.
She was just fine without saying it...

4 months went by
then 5 months
then 6 months
then 7 months...
every night we kissed her goodnight and said
"I love you".

On September 1st we told her-
 when we say 
I love you
you say it back...

She giggled and said it.
And every night since then our girl says
"I love you".

It has finally become easy for her to say!

I am a believer that the more you say kind and loving things to others the more it becomes second nature- in other words the more you feel it and the more you live it. 

We decided to give it a try 
and 
it worked!

Today is her first "for real birthday" with her forever family ; - )
We already had the party but would LOVE to read birthday wishes to her on her day!
If you can please comment!
Thank you!

45 comments:

Alison @ Notyetwhatweshallbe.wordpress.com said...

Happy birthday, Melissa!! Hope you have such a great day :)

kristin said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Melissa! I hope your day is very special.

LisaP said...

Happy Birthday, Melissa! I hope all your birthday wishes come true!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday, Beautiful Girl!

RamblingMother said...

Happy birthday!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday Melissa!

PattiLynn said...

Happy Birthday Melissa! I hope you enjoy your special day! Have fun!

Alexa said...

Happy Birthday Melissa! I hope you have an amazing day!

Kelly Marriott said...

You're beautiful Melissa! Happy Birthday!

Angela S said...

Happy happy birthday Melissa Dear! Happy days will come to you all year! If I had a wish then it would be a happy happy birthday to you from me!

dannette said...

Happy birthday Melissa! I knew which one was you because you have on the super cute glasses! I hope you had an amazing birthday and I love your new twin - she looks just like you!

Maria said...

Happy birthday beautiful Melissa!!

kathryn lee said...

Happy happy brithday Miss Melissa!!! Andrew, Penny, Baby Burgess, and I all miss you and hope you're having a wonderful day!!

Vicky said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy, Melissa! I love your new doll! I hope you have a G-R-E-A-T day!

Christine said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Melissa
Happy Birthday to you

May your birthday be the happiest and best yet!

Christine from Canada

Elizabeth McCall said...

Happy Birthday Melissa!
From Elizabeth in France and my two bundles of joy of 2 and nearly 5 from Vietnam

Susan A said...

happy birthday Melissa, you are very special!! :)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful girl! You are a treasure!!!

Shauna said...

Happy, happy birthday sweet Melissa! Hope your day is wonderful from start to finish!

susan nichols said...

A very happy birthday to you Melissa!!! And many many more. May the Lord God of Israel lead and guide you all the days of your life and may you dwell in the house of the Lord forever!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Melissa!!! Hope your day is awesome!!!

Judy Deaton said...

Happy Birthday Melissa from a Kansas family! We have two girls from China that are both 6 yrs. old. We love to look at your family's blog and see what you are all up to. We Love your smile, and wish you a very happy Birthday! our blog is www.alittlechildlikethis.blogspot.com if you want to see who is wishing you a very happy day. The girls' names are Wren, and Iley.

Joy Altman said...

Happy Birthday, pretty girl! :)

Sammie said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you ...... Melissa !!

So glad you are home with your family so they can celebrate your birthday with you.

Brittany said...

Happy birthday, beautiful girl! You are loved!

Jessim said...

Happy Birthday Melissa!

I think the matching outfits are so cool, even if the boots are missing :)

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Happy Birthday Melissa! Our family wishes you a life time of happiness and may all your dreams come true! The sky is the limit!

Xmas Gal said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Melissa! Sending you lots of good wishes! Enjoy your special day with your family that loves you so much! :)

Jo's Corner said...

Happy Birthday, Melissa!! You are so Special. Jesus Loves You and so do I!! ~ Jo

Grandma Shelley said...

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Hope you have had a wonderful day, Melissa!

Sheri Watson said...

Happy Birthday Melissa! Hope you day was fabulous!

Chinazhoumom said...

Happy birthday to an amazing little lady!,

Chantelle said...

Happy Birthday, Melissa! I have loved hearing about all of your fun adventures on your mom's blog!

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was the best birthday you've had so far!

Michelle said...

Happy birthday, Melissa, from down south in Alabama! What a beautiful girl you are! :)

aunt jackie said...

WHAT MAKES THIS DAY SO SPECIAL ?? IT'S BECAUSE IT'S MELISSA'S BIRTHDAY !! Happy Birthday wishes all the way from Florida =) ..(love praying for you and you happy family ) .. aunt Jackie

Lindsey Z. said...

Happy Birthday Melissa!!! I really like your Outfit! You're rocking it! :)

carrie said...

Happy Birthday, Melissa!!

Terri said...

Happy birthday Melissa!!!

K said...

Happy, happy birthday, Melissa! I hope it is a fabulous year for you.

Rebekah said...

I've been following your blog for some time now, but I don't guess I've commented before. Just wanted to say that I really enjoy reading, and hope to adopt someday myself. :-)
Happy Birthday, Melissa!!

Sally-Girl! said...

Happy Birthday Melissa!!!

EHedden said...

Happy Birthday Melissa. I hope you have a wonderful day. Be especially sweet to your American Girl doll. She might be a bit jealous that it is your birthday and not hers.

Hanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday beautiful Melissa!