Sofia was an orphan with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe and now has a forever family.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

One Year Ago Today...

One year ago today, my grandmother passed away peacefully. We miss you dearly Grandma.

One year ago today, I stumbled across Reece's Rainbow's Angel Tree fundraiser and decided to make a donation in my Grandma's memory.

One year ago today, I caught a glimpse of a little baby girl named Sofia (2) who had Down syndrome and a face that permanently touched my heart.

One year ago today, a seed was planted.

One year LATER, we are the Sanchez Six and we can't imagine life without our daughter. She completes us! What a difference a year makes.





28 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! Merry Christmas Sanchez SIX!! :)

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  2. Oh I love it. Happy tears for you! Please keep praying for Olga. I so hope a year from now someone is posting a story just like this one...with her picture in it. Lots of love to that beautiful little baby. ox

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  3. what a beautiful family!!! xx

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  4. Oh boy, I'm loving these photos!

    Happy holidays to your family.

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  5. What a year! So happy for you all. :)

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  6. You have a gorgeous family!!!!

    I am so glad that Sofia found your family. She is a beautiful, happy baby!!!!!!!


    Happy holidays!

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  7. Goosebumps! May Grandma rest in peace knowing that a precious little girl will always remind you of her unending love. I LOVE LOVE your latest photos.

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  8. You are just an amazing woman Jen and your family is absolutely adorably loveable!!! Happy Holidays! :)

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  9. We announced our adoption plans a year ago at this same time :). It is hard to believe it was only one year ago, and now we have these two beautiful little girls at home with us! Love the pics :).

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  10. You did your Grandma proud, and then some! What a beautiful family, inside and out. Love you, Sanchez Six!

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  11. Love the pictures of the Sanchez Six... sounds like an outlaw gang, lol! It is pretty amazing how fast it goes.

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  12. What absolutely stunning pics of your beautiful family.

    Sending you a HUGE hug tonight, friend.

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  13. Love the pictures!

    Blessings,
    Barbara

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  14. So grateful to have shared part of this journey with you, and looking forward to lots of fun and friendship in the future!!!

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  15. Such beautiful pics of such a beautiful family! I can't believe it's only been a year! Seems like she's been part of your family forever. :)

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  16. Love this post....and love those pictures...and all those little toes in the last one!!

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  17. What an amazing journey over this past year! It has been wonderful to share it with you. As Susan said, you did your Grandma proud. Many lives have been changed forever because of what happened last Dec 13. Most importantly, a life has been saved and Sofia is thriving and knows love! Thank you for sharing your story and impacting so many hearts, including mine!

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  18. The Sanchez Six---I like that! The pictures are great too! I first e-mailed Andrea on Christmas Day (of all things) inquiring about some of the cuties on RR so our timelines are very similar. Merry Christmas to all of you!

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  19. What beautiful words and photos! Perfect family!

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  20. Please check up this video, you are going to love it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b7y9UYt_fM

    Beatriz

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  21. that is a wonderful memory;) thank you for sharing. thank you for being obedient and saving sofia;) merry Christmas

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  22. I love your post :) Made a donation today and was wondering if you wold be able to inform me on the actual process on the adoption. Thanks

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  23. Love these pics!!! Sofia is sooo happy... as it should be :)

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  24. What a wonder to celebrate! Love the pictures. Sofia so completes your happy home!

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  25. It is amazing what a year will bring.
    Very, very nice!!!

    God bless.

    Ken

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