Friday, October 31, 2008
Happy Birthday Baby Girl!
Our baby girl is two today! I remember so vividly, arriving at the airport after such a long flight home from China. I remember her first birthday and how she wasn't sure about the cake and eating the icing. I remember how she was on a sugar high for about 2 hours and crashed hard from that first cake. It's hard to believe she's two now. My baby is growing so fast...it's scary sometimes. I remember holding her to put her to sleep each night and patting her hiney and back to soothe her as she slept. I remember looking into her dark brown eyes as I fed her her bottles every day. I remember that closeness I felt as we bonded over those bottles. I hated when the doctor told me to take her off the bottle...that was "our" time together and I knew I would miss it. I was right, I do miss it. I'm not good at writing eloquently or getting my thoughts out there fluently, but I can say that I can't imagine life without her. Shayla (Shay Shay) has been the best thing in the world that has ever happened to us. God had a master plan when he led us to our path in life...adoption. He chose the right child for us...and there is no doubt. I couldn't love her more. Her dada couldn't love her more. We've been so blessed. Sometimes in life you take for granted the things around you, I can say I will never take her for granted. Mark and I worked hard, worried much and cried many times for this child. We are so grateful to have her in our lives.