Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Two months, a family

Two months ago, at 10:45pm I was handed a very frightened, head shaking little girl in the lobby of a Beijing hotel. She wanted nothing to do with me and after a few days I wasn't sure how I felt. Looking back, she was scared, sad and unsure of what her future might be. In two short months we have become mother and daughter in every sense of the word. We love each other and on occasion we dislike each other. Sometimes baby needs a time-out and sometimes mama does. She is smart, she is funny but most of all despite the challenges she is forever loved. ******She let me put these pigtails in, told me to take her picture and then promptly pulled them out.


Juliette said...

Sigh! So happy for you. Can you even remember how your life was before her?
You're doing such a great job and your girl is just the sweetest.
Love you both!

Sharie said...

Love her spunkiness.

Debby said...

I LOVE her spirit. She is uniquely ONE of a KIND!!!
Congrats on 2 months together....=)

mom to Lindsi & Jami

kris said...

made my heart smile :)

Suzie said...

I have been following your blog since I saw your referral announcement on the Yahoo group for singles. Emme is a beautiful child and you are so blessed to have been chosen for each other. Congratulations on two months of being a family!

Suzie in FL
LID 9/4/2006

Michele said...

Happy 2 month anniversary. You ARE meant to be together. I can just imagine all the fun you will have in the years to come.

The pigtails are so cute. I'm sure it isn't the last time we will see them.

Anonymous said...

But she looks so cute. That girl has quite a smile.

Beverly said...

that is a great picture. makes me smile!!

Twice Blessed China Mom said...

Every time I see Emme, she makes me smile. Aren't our kids absolute miracles? You are so right about mamas needing a time out every now and then!!! I surely do! I love when moms tell it like it is! Happy two month anniversary!

Mom to Hannah, 10
and Grace, 5

Samantha said...

2 months all ready! Time is flying by! Congratulations she is a cutie pie!

J said...

Beautiful girl! It seems to me like you just got back the other day though.