Thursday, May 1, 2008

One Year Ago Today...

...we got the phone call that would change our lives forever. There was a little girl in China...our daughter...waiting for us to bring her home. She was then known as Yu Lian Wang and is now forever Lily Grace. She has been such a treasure. We love you so much baby girl. You are a precious gift from God and we are blessed to have you for our daughter.

This is the first picture we saw of our baby, although we didn't actually see it until May 2nd, 2007. She looks so chubby in this picture...we thought we were going to have a big girl. As it turned out, she only weighed 15.4 pounds when we got her.

Lily in April 2008. What a difference! She is now a very healthy 24 pounds and is
turning from a baby into a little girl. She is a beautiful miracle.


Kevin and Violet said...

Congratulations on everything. She was a cutie then and she's a cutie now.

We've had a change in our plans. We now are pursuing a little boy we found on our agency's Waiting Child list. He's 18 months old, and we have received our pre-approval for him. Next step is our letter of acceptance (LOA), then it will be travel time! We're not sure how long it will be until we are united, but it will be a matter of a few months.

Congratulations again on celebrating a wonderful anniversary.

Kevin and Violet

Karly said...

My, oh, my! Congratulations! Lily IS a beautiful miracle, indeed! And, the Lord couldn't have choosen a better momma and daddy than you and Robert. :)

Val said...

Time goes by so quick, huh!

Enjoy her today! She won't want to be cuddled for too much longer....and everyday she gets cuter and cuter...the pig-tails are adorable!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations all over again. She is a beautiful baby.

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

However did you stuff so much emotion *sniffle* into such a few words?

Lily is beautiful--I've enjoyed reading about you and your husband's adventure bringing her home and adapting.

Jill said...

Congratulations once again. What a milstone to remember. She is a beautiful little girl and so healthy and full of life. You all are blessed to have one another. Much love, Jill