Tuesday, May 19, 2009

From Childless to toddler in 18 days

Our walk down memory lane this month brings us to today May 19th. It was a year ago today that we received a second gift from our agency and from China. It came in the form of an "update". We were luck to receive an update about Sophia, her physical, medical and developmental state. We also received 7 beautiful pictures that we cherish still today. In a matter of 18 days we went from being a childless couple to being the parents of this little girl whom we only saw as a 6 month old baby until may 19th. These seven pictures fast forwarded things for us in a big way. We now were the parents of a toddler with quite a personality. We learned that she could stand and from studding the pictures gathered that she could walk (the dirty shoes. They are the shoes she was wearing on Family Day). We also got a glimpse of Sophia's foster mother and we learned that Sophia was inquisitive based on the fact that she was trying to see what was going on around the corner. We were able to see where it was she was living and a bit of the surroundings. We both studied these pictures for any kind of information that would help us to better know this child who would become our daughter in a few short days. We learned that she could drive a motorcycle and thought how perfect (we live in Daytona Beach, FL the home of Bike week and Biketober Fest). Most of all we were able to see that Sophia had the most amazing eyes and the sweetest smile. These updates are so valuable to anyone who is waiting to travel to meet their child. It is just a bit of added information that you can share with your child later in life.

























4 comments:

mumma to many said...

It is amazing how quickly time flies!
Hugs your big girl from us all here in NZ!

Susan said...

I remember so well when we got our updated pics and I hoped and prayed that you guys would too...and thank God for Zhou, he got them! We had to wrap our minds around those two big babies cruising around in walkers! Such amazing gifts each and every second, every day, from the first second we laid eyes on them!

Dita said...

Wow, what fantastic photos to have.

Stephanie and Jamie said...

I am enjoying your journey to becoming a family... and we can't wait to see more memories. I don't think we ever saw these pictures. Sophia has that beautiful smile even then that is so much bigger and happier now!