One Year Ago Yesterday………
we received this picture. I cannot believe it has been one year since our referral! Adoption in general is an emotional situation, but I wouldn’t consider myself a particularly emotional girl. So yes, the whole process was hard and I shed some tears, but nothing gets me like looking at these old pictures now.
A year ago, these pictures were precious and even though they still are, now I know this girl and love her so very much. Although the photo resembles her, her eyes are so distant and they look scared to me. I know she was being well taken care of at this point in her journey, but she had already been through so much. Knowing her fun -loving personality now makes me get a glimpse in to what she was feeling in this picture. And its hard.
I am just so thankful, to my Heavenly Father, for joining our family with hers. Yes, we are changing her life, but she is equally changing ours! We love you Emelia Reste!