"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

23 Dec 2008... 23 Dec 2009

Oh what a difference a year makes!! 23 Dec 2008 will be forever permeated into my memory, as a day of extreme emotion! See this post, for the details!

And here we are, a full 12 months later... it's almost strange!!! It's bizaare to think, that one could have a "connection", from purely looking at a photo - but that's how it was for me, from the very first glimpse of our daughter's tiny passport photo, attached to her file. Her eyes were mesmerising, her face completely angelic. The way her tiny mouth sat, slightly downturned - not upset, not determined or stubborn... just a wee bit sad.

I still look at that first photo, and get teary. Her eyes just look right into my soul, as if to say "Where are you Mummy?"

Well, we found each other - and haven't looked back. She is a blessing everyday (sometimes I have to remind myself, of her blessing... when she's throwing a huge tanty!) She's is one amazing little girl - I pray that she will know, what a blessing she is, and just how much she has added to our family. From the 23rd Dec 2008, our family changed forever.

To all you beautiful families, who finally received your allocations or the beautiful gift of your child in your arms this year, may this Christmas be the sweetest ever. To my wonderful friends, still holding onto the dream of their child, don't lose hope. The wait is crushing, for sure - but the first glimpse of your child, is beyond magical. You WILL see the face of your sweetpea... keep the faith.

Merry Christmas to you and yours... from us and ours!


Chelley said...

That is really a amazing thank you for sharing this!

Tiny has come so far.. But then you are a totally awesome family!


Julie said...

Bless your heart, you're a wonderful family!

Anonymous said...

I remember the day well and the stress that came before it!!!
Wow what a happy amazing year. merry xmas. Jandra

Mike and Rhonda said...

I have not visited with you in awhile. Wow! your little love is growing so fast and is just beautiful. Yes the year goes by so quickly. I have to remember to tell myself to enjoy EVERY moment.

Merry Christmas!

PS. You guys can dance

Briana's Mom said...

Happy Referral Day! I cannot believe it has been a whole year!!!

Special K said...

A year? Already?
Keeping the faith that this will finally be my last year of waiting.

Merry Christmas to my friend down under and your beautiful family. :)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy 1 year...
Merry Christmas my dear friend..

Polar Bear said...

I can't believe it's been a year!

I love your 'Elfed' video. You all can really move! ;o)

Happy New Year!!!

Alyson & Ford said...

Thank you for visiting our blog. We do not "get around" as much anymore too! So busy with work and AA, plus I am not organized anymore!
Merry Christmas!
Happiest of New Year! Another year with our daughters - it is so lovely!
Love your beautiful girl!

Alyzabeth's Mommy