I cannot believe that last year at this time, we were in China just counting down the seconds waiting to hold Lily in our arms for the first time. Yet, a whole year has passed. Now, Lily is counting to 10, arguing that the 6 is really a 9, saying that B stands for Baba, playing hide-and-seek like it is going out of style, and saying "I love you" which just melts our hearts. On this day last year, she was crying, not able to roll over, could barely sit up, couldn't sleep through the night, couldn't talk, couldn't clap her hands together, and had no idea of what her life would be like thousands of miles away from China. God has truly blessed our lives! He has also made up for all of the years we spent without a child by giving us the most perfect, wonderful daughter He could have ever made for us. As I write this, I am listening to her squealing and laughter as Jamie gets her out of the bathtub. We are blessed... richly blessed... and I could not and would not ever want to imagine our lives without Lily.
Happy Gotcha Day Anniversary to all of our group mates!