Wednesday, June 30, 2010

dreams do come true



"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost



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"Remember that the beauty of any dream is in never letting it go." ~unknown

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7 years ago we saw her face for the first time. China adoption was different in many ways. There was no Rumor Queen to give us the heads up on what was happening, we had a yahoo group for support. SARS had stopped the program and we just waited and waited, not knowing when it would start again.
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(Grace was 10 mos. old when we received her referral)

We were completely surprised by our referral as far as the timing of it, and every single shred of worry and uncertainty of those times disappeared when we saw that perfect, beautiful little face. It was love at first sight. Grace has brought only great joy to our family, we have been incredibly blessed to have been chosen to be her parents. On the anniversary of Grace's referral I think of the families waiting for their children and those with possibly that secret hope or dream to adopt. Keep on believing, your dream will come true. :)

24 kind words:

Kim said...

Happy 7 Years..
LOVE IT.
I sooo hope that I get to have this chance through China adoptions.
I am waiting paiently..
Grace is sooooo BEAUTIFUL.
She makes me smile and keeps my hopes going strong..
Love you my friend..

Love Letters To China said...

Congratulations!!! She is so beautiful. I agree... the wait is horrible but it all disappears with the first look of your child's face.

So happy your computer is back up and running. I've missed seeing your photography.

Hugs...
Grace

Jodee Leader said...

Congrats on seven happy years together! You are sooo blessed!

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary.
I know Grace was a blessing to you and what a blessing you have been in her life :)

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

oh my Lordie Gail, she is just stunningly beautiful.

Thank you, somehow this post encourages me. I don't keep track anymore around how low we have been waiting. But, I am ever hopeful.

Lea
xo

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Congratulations on 7 years! Grace is such a beautiful child. She reminds me so much of Katie just as my mischief man reminds me of yours...crazy!

I truly KNOW what a gift she is to your family.

Lots of love
Your SFAM

Jboo said...

Oh my -- she was a beautiful baby and now such a lovely little girl! Bless her heart! I know just how you feel -- incredibly blessed and lucky!

Hope you have a great 4th of July!

Janet

Courtney said...

She was a beautiful baby who has blossomed into a beautiful little girl. What a blessing for your family.

Karen said...

...Happy 7 Incredible, Beautiful, Blessed Years!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Dear Gail~

I am so glad that God sent you an extra measure of Grace seven years ago. I know that she has blessed you daily with the sweet smile of hers. She has such a content look on her face that makes me want to learn things.

Thank you for sharing your sweet girl with us.

Much love~
Lisa

Laurie said...

Such beautiful pictures! Congrats on this very special anniversary in your family. Celebrate BIG! :)

Lori Lynn said...

Wow. 7 years already. Grace was even stunningly beautiful as a baby! These pictures are great and her hair is so sweet and sassy, but your words are even lovelier.

Enjoy the moment.

Wanda said...

Happy 7 years of blessed togetherness!!!

What a beautiful post Gail. It's a rocky road for everyone but to be waiting now would seem almost unbearable to me. How it all has changed. I love that you have her picture now holding her referral picture. I must do that. It makes such a powerful statement.

Grace is truly a beauty. Her name fits her perfectly. Enjoy your day of celebration.

The Sanders Family said...

Congrats on seven years! Grace is so very lovely. Every time I see her, I'm just in awe of her beauty! Stunning!!!

Becky said...

Happy 7 years! Beautiful girl, beautiful pictures...

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

Happy 7 years!!!! Wow time passes fast doesn't it. What gorgeous pictures!!!!!!! She is so pretty. : )

Look at how tiny she was : ) so cute!

redmaryjanes said...

Beautiful, perfect words.
You are all so very blessed.

Steffie B. said...

Beautiful post Gail....straight from a Mother heart...she is stunning.... ;)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy 7 Years with your beautiful girl!! I can only imagine the shock and emotion you felt the day you got that phone call......and then when you saw her picture for the very first time.....love at first sight!!

I am dreaming each and every night about the day we get our call.....it won't be long now:)

Hope you had a very special day!!

Enjoy your holiday weekend:)

Lisa

Robin said...

Beautiful post Gail & I love that quote! Congratulations on 7 incredible years with such an amazing little girl! Adoption is such a long road but SO worth the journey!!

Robin

Terri said...

You amaze me with every post. Your pictures blow me away!

Happy 7 years to you all!

k said...

what a lovely post. here's to the referral of your amazing daughter.

Kayce said...

Dreams do come true and every pain of waiting is worth it! Happy anniversary...enjoy the months of memories ahead!

Dita said...

Love seeing the baby she was next to the young lady she is blossoming into....and knowing that she has been safe in your arms all these years.

Gorgeous Grace images, as always!

 
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