Thursday, January 25, 2007

Two years ago today

January 25, 2005

January 25, 2007
Same clothes, just alittle smaller-for both of us!

Gotcha Day clothes

Two years ago today our lives were changed forever. We met in a small conference room in Guangzhou China with a bunch of strangers who would later become an intregal part of our lives. This is a moment we would share forever. We all waited for our names to be called and when it was, in came the most beautiful little girl I have ever seen. She was so scared and had NO idea what was happening to her. She was so small. Her shoes were so big. She only had 1 layer of clothing on, and I thought it was so weird because it was January and pretty cold and I had always heard how much the Chinese bundled their children. It took her a few days to figure out that we were her family forever, and when she did, she opened her heart and soul to us. Our time in China was something we will never forget and always treasure.

Today, Payton is still the most beautiful little girl we have ever seen. She is smart and sassy. She is strong and willful. She is very loving and affectionate. She loves her sisters and they LOVE her. Sydney still carries her around like she is a baby. She is truly a blessing and we are so grateful to the CCAA (Chinese Center for Adoption Affairs) for choosing us and trusting us to be her parents forever.


Lisa said...

Times flies. I can't believe it has been two years already since we all had our turn to go to China to receive our daughters. I love the idea of trying on their clothes. I have AC's put up, I may have to get them out and see if she can even fit in them.

Beckyb said...

I love how you did that - that is priceless - BEAUTIFUL!!! Those days are so special -