As I prepare for my baby's third birthday I can't help but reminisce . It has been two years since we brought our daughter home and what an amazing couple of years it has been!!
Jillian was born in Fuling and waited for us in Chongqing. Jilly bean was a very tiny baby and at 8 months had slightly delayed motor skills, she could sit but only for short periods, couldn't take a handkerchief off her head without falling over, unable to stand for any length of time and constantly cried for attention.
In the Chongqing orphanage there was a program(near and dear to my heart forever)called"The First Hugs Program", Jillian was one of the first babies placed. Within a four month period my baby could stand, could take steps while holding her hands, no longer cried for constant attention and formed healthy attachments to her nannies. I will be forever in the debt of the many supporters out there who generously donated time and money to see this program come to fruition and develop. Without this program and the wonderful nannies I really don't know what would of happened to my daughter, I know first hand the benefits these babies receive.
Today Jillian is quite an amazing little girl, beautiful, clever, very humorous, affectionate and I am happy to report her motor skills, let's just say the Doctor said she has no problems in that department. If he could catch her he'd probably be able to examine her. LOL.
So as I plan to celebrate her third birthday I can not help but give thanks to her beautiful, loving birth Mother, her home for fourteen months, the Chongqing Orphanage(The Lily Care Centre) and the First Hugs Program and the wonderful caring Nannies. For protecting, nurturing and loving my daughter I am indebted forever.