Thursday, November 24, 2011


This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for that first moment when we saw the girl who would soon be our daughter.  We are thankful for all of the twists and turns that led us to our daughter, and every step we have taken since then to bring her home to us.  We are thankful for her foster family for taking care of her.  We are thankful for our family here who has been a source of love and support throughout this journey, and who can't wait to welcome E into their lives.

Today was a day of food an fun (and driving!!) with our families.  Since E's birthday was yesterday, her grandparents and adoring Auntie gave her some nice gifts.  It was really fun getting to open E's presents, but sad, too because we wish she were here to open them herself!  We promise we'll tuck them away so they'll be waiting for E when she comes home!  (But I wouldn't mind cuddling up with her new Ni-Hao, Kai-Lan doll...)

We'll try not to wear out the batteries on the Elmo phone...


Lillie Family said...

Yea!! We are article 5 the same day as you!! Looking forward to pick up 12/6 and a Very short TA for both of us!!

Tracy said...

Hi Lillie Family! I checked out your blog...what a beautiful family! I am hoping for a short TA, too, and that our E's will get to meet in Guangzhou!!! Hugs!