Tuesday, November 9, 2010

One Year Ago

One year ago, a brave little girl walked gamely into the Hunan Civil Affairs office. She was clutching a bag of fruit. She had the sweetest little face. I remember trying to pick her up, and she just fell apart. It was just so much for a 4 year old to take in. She was leaving a foster family that she clearly loved. That foster family did the most amazing job. They took such good care of her, they loved her, and I am convinced, that they did all that they could to help with our little girl's transition to her forever family. Shaelee is such a joyful child with a sunny disposition. We are all a bit smitten with this peanut. She was talking about China last week. She remembers her first days with us. We remember how quick she was to bond with her big sister Claire while in China. Now, she hugs us and tells us "I love all of the family." And we love her to pieces right back. It doesn't seem possible that it was a year ago today that we first met our little daughter. Time has just flown by! But what a difference a year makes. Love you sweet girl.