Have I ever told you how we came up with the name "Krisha" for our Krisha? Of course we lovingly call her Crickett all the time, but her legal name is Krisha, named after sweet Krisha at Lifeline, pictured above. We love us some Krisha! When we decided to tell our children we were adopting again back in the fall of 2010, Krisha was doing an interview with us for a Lifeline video. We told her we were adopting again, and that we would love for her to somehow inform our kiddos of that during the video recording! We were delighted that SHE would be the one to tell our children! I also told her that if we adopted a girl, we would LOVE to name her Krisha if Krisha would let us have her name! I think it's such an unique and beautiful name...and Krisha at Lifeline is such a beautiful girl, inside and out! I can't think of a better role model for our Crickett...Krisha at Lifeline has such a gentle and quiet spirit. I don't think Crickett is *quite* as gentle and quiet as her namesake...but there's hope she'll fill those shoes! :) (one day I will tell the story of how we knew we would have a "Crickett"....that is a sweet story involving another sweet strong woman named Cricket...)
Crickett turned THREE on July 6! I remembered last year, on her 2nd birthday, she was still Xin Riuying, residing at New Day Foster Home. Look at her birthday table full of New Day friends....so sweet!
And look at her now...a birthday table full of forever brothers and sisters!!!! God is so good!
Last year, Xin Riuying and Zhu Fu (Keith) were together at New Day. By God's providence Kevin (formerly Ba Jian Ping---well, he'll always be Ba Jian Ping!) got to be present at Krisha's 2nd birthday party at New Day. We ALL got to be there...it was so so special. Words cannot describe it! Kylie was there. Meredith was there. It was surreal. And I got to see Kevin, Keith, and Crickett all together for the first time. Our three New Day blessings.
And here are Kevin, Crickett, and Keith on her 3rd birthday! Together forever!
We had so much fun celebrating Crickett! She was the HAPPIEST birthday girl EVER! I told her I wished it was her birthday everyday! She is such a delight!
...and she still has the infamous "trying too hard to smile" smile!
...so very very loved!!!