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.