We all share the same moon no matter where we are in the world!

Feb 27, 2011

Happy Gotcha Day Taylor

6 Years!

6 years ago we gathered with 12 other families on a Sunday morning in the Miracle Hotel conference room in Guiyang, China. We waited and watched as 12 families before us met their new little daughters and left for their hotel rooms. Last but not least in walked the representatives from Luodian Social Welfare Institute from Luodian carrying Ella and then Taylor. I knew it was Taylor from her tiny little body, round head, pouty lips, rosy cheeks, soulful eyes, and beautiful face. She had been in my heart for so long that it seemed perfectly normal to take this baby in my arms and call her mine. I went right up to the nanny holding her and reached out for her and took her in my arms.
Taylor you are my blessing everyday and I am so thankful you are my daughter.
Wo ai ni baby, Mommy
上帝保佑你的家人 = God bless your Family!

Feb 26, 2011

726 Six Year Reunion Dinner

Taylor, Rachel, Zoe, and Lucy

We are so lucky to live near a handful of the families we traveled with to China for Taylor. We try to meet a few times during the year. Recently we met for dinner to celebrate Chinese new Year and our six years as families with daughters from China. The girls were quiet at first and so we played a few ice-breakers (telephone, favorite things) and soon they were laughing and chatting up a storm.
We also introduced Kendy to the group. The red thread is powerful and creates a life-long connection to wonderful people.

Feb 19, 2011

Family visit

Taylor: I had fun with my Grandma.We played games and had lots of fun,played jenga,OldMaid,chekers,and I thank Go fish.We sang songs that my Mom gerw up with.I LOVE my grandma.

We were lucky enough to have Auntie Sherry, Aunt Tammy & Uncle Bob and Grandma Milly all come for a visit to see Taylor and meet Kendy. Taylor loved having her auntie's attention to play beauty stuff. Kendy shared her room with Uncle Bob and Aunt Tammy and I was relieved of bedtime wake-up calls! Kendy took to all of them and it was great to see this. She is very tentative with strangers and seemed to know these people were with us. It was a really wonderful visit and we missed everyone when they went home.