Monday, April 4, 2011


this beauty has changed me. she has changed our little family in the most incredible ways. her uniqueness and personality. her smile and laugh and puckered kisses. her adoration of her sister. her bonds with her brothers. her friendliness. her attachment to her mommy. the precious love she and her daddy share. 

she is  a flower unfolding from a not-so-easy beginning. and she is beautiful.

a breath of joy and love from the heavens. 
and she keeps me on my toes.

never a day goes by that i don't sit in awe and gratitude that we were chosen to be her parents, her family. watching her as she giggles with barron as they hide under the covers. or as her biggest brother sneaks in to get her from her nap. or sissy arranging neatly a mini nail salon where nails and toes are painted along with smudged polish all around. 

we can't remember life before. life before 9 months ago today when she quietly, seriously, hesistantly first came into our arms. 

bristol pistol. you have changed us. 
and we are blessed.


Amy said...

she is growing so fast, Courtney! What a doll....and what a blessing for her to be chosen by God to become a Lankford! God Bless all of you!

Alison said...

She is just so PRECIOUS! Makes me so excited about bringing our Caroline home!!!

Kristi J said...

oh, she's too her, kj

Mary-Kate said...

So many people were waiting for that little girl to get here!! SO hapy she found you guys too!

Sonja said...

OH, how I know the feeling!!!! She is a beautiful little thing. Praise the Lord to his faithfulness through both of our unpredictable adoption journeys!