Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Baby's All Grown Up :)

My baby is turning 18 tomorrow... it seems like only yesterday that I was meeting her for the very first time and afraid to hold her for fear I might drop her.

I thought I'd give a glimpse into the past 18 years

Days before Bailey was born. (Me, Michelle~ Bailey's birthmother & Richard)

Bailey's birth (we were all in attendance)

The first time I held her

The first time her daddy held her

The first time I fed afraid I'd drop her

First time Peggy (my foster daughter held her)

Bailey's adoption hearing ...When we became officially her Mom and Dad

Too tired for a bath

When she attended the Calvary Chapel Academy private school

At Addison's birth...First time she held her sister

Addison's adoption hearing...Asking the Judge if she was hers now.

Spending time with Addi's birth siblings, Tj and Tyler

Daddy's girls

On a trip with Bailey's birthmother, Michelle and birth sister Kathryn

Bailey and her birth sister Kathryn

Bailey loving on her sister Addison


Jr High

Cheerleading (she's in the middle,six from the left)

High School



Softball...Loving on Mom


Bonding with her new brother, Levi

Goofing with her sister Addi

Family fun with Bailey's birthfamily

Bonding with Kathryn, her birth sister

Spending time with her birthmother Michelle and sister Addi

School Dance

Brotherly lovin'

Levi's Adoption hearing when it became official that he was forever a Waring

First family photo with Bob our dog

First time meeting her birth father Will's awesome family... Wife Shay and birth sister Madison

Loving on her birth sister Madison

Spending time with Bailey's birth family ...Maddi, Addi, & Bailey

Birthfamily sleep over at our house. Birth siblings...Kathryn (bailey's), TJ & Tyler (addi's) & Madison (bailey's)...oh and our kids Addison, Bailey & Levi

Swimming with Bailey's birthfamily... Levi, Bailey, Addi & Maddi (Bailey's birthsibling)

Lifeguard during the summers

First time holding Heidern, (our grandbaby..who's also Levi's birthsibling) Also Reiko, (considered our daughter of the heart and she's also Levi's birthmother)

Shotgun shooting

Reiko and Gabby's wedding (Levi's birthfamily)


Spending time with Grandma and Grandpa Rothwell

Senior Trip to New York with her friend Mayshell

Mud Volleyball

And all grown up.... Senior Pictures :)

What a beautiful life to celebrate! We love you Bailey, you are such a joy and blessing in our lives and we thank the Lord for each day we've been honored to be called your parents.

Happy Birthday sweetheart...


Mom and Dad


  1. I love it! She has grown up to be such a beautiful young lady. Great job, Richard and Tracy. Happy 18 Birthday, Bailey! I love you and am so happy to be able to be here to help you celebrate. M~

  2. tears of joy... what a beautiful tribute to your precious daughter. I sure love that girl... your family is an amazing testimony of God's grace and abundant mercy. thank you so much for sharing your lives with us all. love, Megan

  3. :) Happy Birthday Bailey! What a blessed family!

  4. Happy Happy Birthday! so so awesome. What a blessing! 18 how did that happen?! Your life diffenitely a gift from God. Keep your eyes always on Him rooted and grounded in the Word.

    Love ya lady!!
    Mrs. P <):) with my party hat on.

  5. This is amazing mom, Bailey you are such an amazing person and anyone that incounters you will be so blessed. I could never ask for a better sister you are just amazing and I love you so much.