Sunday, August 21, 2011

5 months

It has been 5 months since we met Cora. That day seems so far away, and yet it also seems like we were just in China. I can't remember what life was like without her, but today in church I was remembering all the Sundays morning services when I would sit there, just wondering when we would bring our little girl home. She was no more than a couple pictures and a mystery to me at that time. I didn't even know what she looked like, as all I had were a few baby pictures of her.

But now here we are on this side of the adoption. So I thought I would reminisce a little - go back to that day. I haven't looked at some of these pictures since we were in China. Wow.

Here we are just minutes before meeting her. It's our "before" shot.

Olivia had a blast playing with all the toys. Of course, when did that kid not have fun in China?


And here she is.

Olivia absolutely adored her!

And as you can see here, Cora was just as excited to meet her new sister. ;)

She did laugh and play a little with Olivia on the slide. But as you can see, smiles were a little hard to come by that day. Understandably so.




See how red those cheeks are???

And here we all are!

The end of an emotional, exciting, life-changing day for us all.

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