Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy First Metcha Day!

Dear Sweet Zoya,

I cannot believe it has been 365 days since the day we first held you, touched you, rocked you, loved on you, and fell silent at the sight of your beautiful blue eyes. To me, this day is like your birthday. The day you were placed in my arms as my daughter is easily the most life-changing moment I've ever experienced. I remember looking into your gentle eyes. You were so meek and mild and cautious, yet full of curiosity and hope. You stared at our faces, just studying us and knowing in your heart you were finally in the arms of your mommy and daddy, safe forever. I know God prepared your heart for us. It was a magical meeting with the sun beaming through the windows and dancing across our shoulders. We had waited so long to feel your soft skin and see your chubby little fingers. We dreamed of you so many nights.  Your Daddy and I were so full of nervous excitement, peace, relief, love beyond all love, and amazement. A year later I am still in awe when I look at your angelic face. You have blossomed from a meek and mild, reserved and fragile baby to a sassy little firecracker who can melt even the most frozen hearts.  You have a gift of working your charming little self into the hearts and souls of all those whose paths you cross. You are teaching so many how to love and live, accept, and forgive. You and I have a bond that is unbreakable. I would go to the ends of the earth for you. You gave me the greatest gift of becoming a mommy....and not just any mommy, but your mommy. You are such a blessing my sweet Zoya-girl! Here's to many more Metcha Days. I can hardly imagine you a year from now, but then again a year ago I would have fallen over in disbelief if I could have seen the child you would be at this moment in time. Love, love, love!


You can read about our first meeting HERE.

To bathe in the pure joy that wind is through your hair

Guiding us on this journey of life


  1. How beautiful! She is such an amazing gal!!

    Be blessed

  2. Love that shirt, it says it ALL!

    Izzy kept looking at the pictures and say, A hat - like me, Zoya walking - like me, an Elmo - like me. Love how she sees Zoya just for who she is. Zoya does have twinkling eyes.

  3. HAPPY HAPPY Metcha Day to the Basile Family!!!
    Can not believe that it is "only" one year when I look at your BEAUTIFUL ZOYA-GIRL then and TODAY!
    She is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE and I have no words for her RADIANT SMILE on the first pic!!!

    Love, Christina

  4. She is absolutely amazing - love the pictures - she has a beautiful smile. A beautiful angel.