Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3

Monday, November 3, 2008

You Have Come A Long Way, Baby!

Legacy of An Adopted Child

Once there were three women,
Who barely knew each other.
One is in your heart forever,
The other two you’ll call mother.

Three different lives,
Shaped to make yours one.
Two became your guiding star,
The other became your sun.

The first gave you life,
And the second taught you how to live it.
The third gave you a need for love,
And was there to give it.

One gave you a nationality,
The others gave you a name.
One gave you the seed of talent,
The others gave you an aim.

One gave you emotions,
One calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile,
The other dried your tears.

One gave you a family,
It was what God intended for her to do.
The other prayed for a child,
And God led her straight to you.

And now you ask me
Through your tears,
The age old question through the years.
Heredity or environment…
Which are you a product of?
Neither, my darling… neither,
Just different kinds of love.

Dear Kelli,
You have had three mothers in your first 5 years of life, but without the first set of mothers, you would have never came to us. One mother gave birth to you in far away China and another adopted you and brought you to California. Both mothers knew a better home awaited for you and November 4, 2007 you came 'home' to us. Happy Gotcha Day Kelli Marie! You have finally found your forever family.

Kelli in China 4 months old
Kelli waiting for her 1st family to take her to California.
Kelli weeks after coming home to us in Florida.

Kelli early 2008

Kelli spring of 08

Kelli this summer!
Thank you everyone who helped us through our adoption journey, those who have seen Kelli grow with us this first year and my friends and family who are here everyday sharing with us.

7 notes:

Jen said...


You have such a beautiful testimony and I have been honored to share your journey with you. It has been a privledge to watch you grow and blossom into the beautiful Ancewicz girl your were predestined to be.

Much Love and HAPPY HAPPY Gotcha!!!

Dawn said...

Nicole, the letter you wrote to Kelli about her 3 mothers made me cry! She's is such a sweet, sweet, precious child. I am so glad she is with you, with her forever family, right where she was meant to be.
Dawn Clark

Boomerang Consignments said...

i'm glad kelli has finally found her forever family - she fits with you guys like she's always been there. congratulations on one year of the love she has always deserved. love jill

Anonymous said...

Nichole, this was a beautiful post inspired by your beautiful daughter. It is truly amazing the path that God took to bring this child to you~

Love, caring and acceptance allows for suvh a thing as blossoming to happen. It has been a blessing to watch Kelli blossom into such a beautiful young lady, one who is truly loved!

Happy gothca day Kelli!

With love and a huge hug,


Anonymous said...

How VERY VERY precious. This post is beautiful... and so is your precious girl.

Nicole said...

Sent from Val via email:
Kelli- I always knew you were such a very special girl! I also knew you deserved a special forever family! So, along came the perfect famiily, and now you have so many brothers and such wonderful parents. I know you are doing so well, and we are all so glad! We at Heartsent wish you the most blessed life, and we know that with God's love, you will be happy and blessed with your forever family at last.
Blessings to you, Val and all of us at Heartsent!

Anonymous said...


Uncle Jason and I are so happy that you are in our family. We love you always and can't wait for another year together.

Aunt Ty-Ty and Uncle Jason