Friday, August 31, 2007

This time last year....

Today 16 months old
8/31/2006 4 months

This morning one of the moms from our travel group (10 families in all) posted to our yahoo group that it was on this day last year that our babies' referral pictures were taken. We didn't see those photos until January 3, 2007 but they were taken on August 31, 2006 in preparation for them being matched with a family.

I thought it would be interesting to take Piper's picture today and put it side by side with her picture from one year ago. Looking at these photos brings up so many emotions and thoughts. I look at her a year ago and just want to take that little baby and hold her and love on her. We have only 4 pictures of her from her first 10 months of life, 4 pictures. Before we adopted her, I couldn't have imagined how much I would want more clues as to her life before us. I would love to have more pictures, some piece of clothing, something.

It's interesting to think back to this time last year. We had just gotten Hunter settled into Kindergarten and Ella in a new preschool. On the other side of the world, Our Piper Grace, Xiu Fu Zhu, was getting her picture taken, the first glimpse we would get of her. I think back to all of the prayers we prayed for her, not knowing what a wonderful little blessing God had in store for us.


Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Words can not describe what you think when you see those sweet little faces for the first time..
She is ADORABLE...
Have a Great Weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dena, I don't know if you remember us from the adoption group y'all lead at MCFBC, Jodi and Bryan Anderson. I have followed your blog and rejoiced seeing you united with Piper! Our Jailyn is 23 months, united 2/5/07, home 2/14/07! We would love to get together for a play day if you have a free morning. :)
Have a great day! Talk to you soon! :)