Monday, June 25, 2007

Happy Referral Anniversary

One Year Ago, our first glimpse!
Referral Photo
Sage Today

Beautiful Flower from our friend Cassie & Family
Is that really me Mommy?
Sage then and now!

It is crazy. One year already? One year ago we were handed the pictures of our daughter. A day that will forever be etched in my heart. I can remember it so clearly. I remember "the call". I remember getting ready. I remember we were running late! I remember the song on the radio on our drive over that had me sobbing before we were even there. And I remember seeing her face for the first time ever. How I looked at that picture, and I just knew. She was mine. She was the reason we were adopting, because she was waiting for us. She was the reason we walked the wait, every single long day of it. She was so beautifully, perfectly, exactly as I dreamed her to be, mine.. A referral picture is such an amazing thing. It is your lifeline to that child. Even knowing that she might look nothing like that picture(and she did not), I held on to that photo for dear life! As I sat today studying that referral photo, I am just amazed at her! She looked so sad in those photo's, I still think it is hard to tell it is Sage. What a difference a year makes! Today we celebrated with Chinese Food, of course. We talked about that day, one year ago. We had a wonderful surprise of flowers delivered, the one's in the picture. My sweet, sweet secret pal sent those to us. Thanks Cassie!
So one year ago is when the wait in some ways ended, and the journey to Sage offically started. What a year this has been!


Anonymous said...

WOW, what a difference a year makes. Sage's hair is so long, I need to get over and see her before my journey. Thanks for this post, I needed to read this today.


jaj said...

Happy One Year!

Lilly said...

Hi! My name is Lilly, and we have decided to adopt from China! We are seriously considering CHI as our agency and would love to know what you thought!

My e-mail is: