Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Happy Gotcha Day Claire!!!

Well, this is a very special day in the Hollingsworth Home. This is the 1 year anniversary of getting Claire! Oh how much has happened in just one year. Claire has totally come out of her shell and is as wonderful as we all prayed for. This is also a special day for Jesse, as he became a big brother on this day also! In the past year, we have been privelaged enough to see many of Claire's "Firsts". Her first time crawling, walking, talking, and many others. We thank God every day for the Little Miracle that has made our family complete.

Jesse and I pray every day that her birth parents know that she is happy, healhy, and safe here with us. This is the nanny who brought Claire from the orphanage to us. This is our 1st glimpse of Claire!
Here's mommy the emotional and sleep deprived wreck holding Claire for the 1st time.
Claire was in a state of shock for quite a while. Just taking it all in, I think!
Lance's 1st time holding Claire!

Thanks to everyone for following the blog, as I will continue to update it at the requests of many friends and family! We love you all!

Love, Gretchen


Carrie said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!!! I can't believe it has been a year already! She has grown so much--and she is just the smartest, sweetest thing! Jesse is a great big brother, too! We are so happy for your forever family!
Love, Carrie

The Stowe Family said...

Congratulations Hollingsworth family. We are so happy for you. Your family is truly blessed and we too feel blessed to know you!
Matt, Barb and of course Lily Grace