SHE'S HERE! I can't believe it! I was so nervous when we were on that bus going to the Civil Affairs Office. I had no idea what to expect...so many questions running through my mind. Will I be a good mom? Will I know what to do when she cries? What will I feed her? Will I know what to do when she's sick? Then I saw that face...in a hot, muggy room filled with anxious and nervous parents. Some babies were crying, some were quiet. They called her name and our number...we were next. They checked our passports and a man handed her to me...my daughter. She is real...not a dream! All of my fear, nervousness and anxiety were all gone...I was lost in the beautiful eyes of my child and nothing else mattered anymore. We are a family...created by the miracle of adoption. I never would have dreamed this was the plan God had in store for us. We are so grateful to Him for blessing us this way and giving us dreams we never knew we had.
Here are our first pictures as a family. Now I am going to go watch my daughter sleep...
Mommy and Lily
Daddy and Lily
Our first family photo!
Lily's first bottle from mommy.
The beautiful smile we've been waiting so long to see.