Friday, May 02, 2008

Happy Referral Day!



One year ago today, Jerry and I received our referral for our beautiful daughter Gracie. I could not believe that after all of our waiting, we would finally be seeing our daughter's face for the first time. When I looked at Gracie's picture, I immediately fell in love. I printed out the picture and carried it around everywhere, showing and telling everyone all about Gracie, even the dentist! Both of our families were so excited and could not wait to meet Gracie. I remember looking at Gracie's little face in disbelief, hardly believing that she was ours. At night, I put the picture on my nightstand so it could be the last thing I went to bed looking at (aside from Jerry's mug) and the first thing I would see in the morning. As I watched television those many nights, waiting to travel to China, I would glance at Gracie's picture many times and wonder what she would be like. In the year since I first set eyes on Gracie's picture, I often think back to that very first time that I saw my beautiful daughter and now, while she is sleeping I look on the monitor and see how much she has changed but yet how she still is the same. I love Gracie very much and know that it is I, not she who is the luckiest person in the world.









5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!
Almost made me cry.
Natalie

Bill and Bobbie said...

Its hard to believe its been a year!

Karen and Bob said...

Congratulations on your year anniversary! Doesn't the time go so quickly now?

Did Jerry get his shoes back yet?

Mom of Three said...

I forgot about carrying the picture around everywhere. I think the whole community knew our baby was here. That was beautiful way of telling it. Happy Match Day!

Christy said...

AWWWW!! THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATS ON YOUR REFERRAL ANNIVERSARY-- IT IS A BIG DAY YOU WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER. CONGRATS AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN DO DISNEY SOON. WE MAY GO TONIGHT AFTGER KIDS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL. ILL TOUCH BASES :)

CHRISTY :)