Sunday, October 5, 2008

One year ago today...

One year ago today our lives changed forever. It was 1:15pm on October 5th when we got the call that would bring us one step closer to our sweet baby girl. That was the day when our agency called us and said they had a little girl for us! And even though it would be 5 1/2 more months before we would hold her in our arms she became very real to us that day. We began praying for her more specifically and could see her sweet face as we did it. The journey to her was long and difficult and it sometimes made me question if I really did hear from the Lord on this. But oh how it was worth it! Thank you, Father, for the memory of that dayand for bringing her to our family! It brought tears to my eyes as I went back and looked at the official email that had all of Xi Meng Liang's(soon to be Adiah Hope Woods) information and pictures in it. Adiah has changed us forever. She has taught us to trust and love in ways we never knew we could. She is a complete joy! Happy Referral Day, Adiah!
(I should go get Miss Priss. As I type this I hear her in her crib just "talking" away. Music to my ears!)
Here is the picture we saw that day and the only ones we had until March 17, 2008!!





And here she is now! Sweet Adiah!



5 comments:

Mimi Martin said...

Well, you have so many other 'birthdays' in October, it's good to add Adiah as well. One year of Adiah specifically being in our hearts to love! It does seem as though she always been part of the family. Love that little princess. Her smile melts me everytime. Love you all!!!!!
Mimi

MattandSara said...

You've been a busy blogging girl! I can't believe its been a year since we saw her sweet face. I'll never forget the day. I can't tell you how amazingly blessed we are to have her in our family. It's as if she's always belonged. We love you sweet Adiah!

Tonya said...

Congratulations on your 1 year referral anniversary! She's just beautiful!

I can't believe it's been a year....it will be for us too on Wed.

Kim, Aaron, Jake and Jack said...

Love the picture of Brian and Miss Adiah! So sweet!

Elissa said...

Wow, I can't believe its been a year since you received your referral! What a sweet moment to celebrate.