Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Two years ago this month we received the most exciting news from China. We had been blessed with the most beautiful baby girl. I recall asking our case worker "is this the call" and she said "yes". She went on to give me the details as I nervously wrote down every word. That is until she got to the part of were Kylie was from. "She is from Gansu"....Me - Gan what? Where is that?? I was prepared for her to be from any other part of China, I had done my homework. But no blog or no one ever mentioned Gansu. Little did we know how fortunate we would be to visit a part of China that most people will never get a chance to see. It was an incredible place full of beautiful tall mountains on the border line of Mongolia. The tall mountains where in the colors and shades of teracotta and rust. This was no Beijing. Looking back this place was no Guangzhou. It was different and it was our daughter's home. What an incredible experience. Fast forward two years and no matter how many times people told us having a child would change our lives forever, you have no idea exactly what that means until you go through it. Sean and I looked at Kylie's picture together for the first time and tears of joy ran down my face. I still get very emotional when I look at Kylie's referral pic. Sean and I could not have planned nor prepared for the most beautiful, smart, happy, well behaved and sassy girl. We love you Kylie and you fill our lives with so much pride and joy.


Jennifer said...

Congratulations again to you and your family. Children really do make us better people.

Barb said...

Congratulations from Emily Xian's Nana. We feel the same way about our China Doll. Each day she brings more happiness into our lives. She is such a loving, beautiful little girl. How blessed are we!
Corey and Kristen's Mom

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Congratulations on 2 years since that awesome day. We are so blessed to have our daughters! Your Kylie is as sweet as she is beautiful and you are all so lucky to have each other forever and ever.