Friday, May 01, 2009

What a difference a year can make

One year ago today (May 2, 2oo8). Our lives changed in the most remarkable way. We went from dreaming of our daughter. Wondering what she looked like, where she was and how old she was to knowing her and some of the details of her life. We have been reminiscing about that day for a week or so now and it has been amazing to look back on such a wonderful time in our lives. It is unbelievable to us how much our lives have changed for the better in the last year. Sophia added so much joy and excitement to our home and to our lives that day and every day since then. I was looking through documents on my computer yesterday and came across an e-mail from Uncle Zhou. Zhou is a true angel to us and all the EAC families that he has helped join together. One year ago today I opened my computer at lunch time and saw this and life from that moment on changed forever.....

"CONGRATULATIONS

Jan.10 LID group and all, Hi!Congratulations to your referrals. Kim in the Office is busy copying the referrals right now, she will call you pretty soon. Just let you know they are in the office. We got twins too. How exciting. Babies are young, about 10 months old, from Jiangxi Province. Again congratulations. Remember today is a great day for all of us.By the way, I am right now in Beijing with a family. We are going to Inner Mogolia to adopt a baby girl.

Zhou in Beijing"

These pictures were the first glimpses of our daughter. They were in this order and the most beautiful pictures we had ever seen. They still are very precious to us for so many reasons. Sophia was 6 months old in these pictures.


The Mug Shot
The High Chair

The laughing baby

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Congratulations!!! It is amazing how quickly they grow up! I cannot believe it has been a year.

Sophia has some great referral photos.

Sharon

Parents, Kids & Schnoodles - oh my! said...

I love these "look back" one-year memories... so amazing. Congratulations on your life-changing bundle of joy!

Kathy said...

Congratulations Susan and Riz,
I can't believe that a year has gone by. Looking at Sophia's pictures brings me right back to that first day you posted them. She is a beauty.
Kathy

Michelle said...

So beautiful! Happy referral day!

I'm glad you liked the wall hanging and bracelets. Thanks for the order!

Kevin and Kimberly said...

Can't believe it's been a year! Congratulations! I still remember your referral day very well!

Have fun celebrating!

mumma to many said...

Hugs! It has been a wild ride!
Hugs Ruth

Susan said...

I can hardly believe it's been a year since you called me and told me about the email, when we were not expecting referrals to arrive that day at all. I was in the car and headed back and have no idea how I even got home...what a day and what a feeling in my stomach when you told me there were twins...eek!!

Time is flying and our girls are growing up so fast, and so beautiful :)

big hugs to you guys!