"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by,
"Remember that the beauty of any dream is in never letting it go." ~unknown
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.
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. :)