Home a couple of weeks with her big sister.
Home 6 months.
This smile melts my heart...
With noses pressed against the Civil Affairs office picture window in Chongqing, we watched the babies being brought out of a small white van one by one. Almost forgetting to breath, I was counting to see how many were being ushered into the front door. I could see them dressed in little yellow and pink padded outfits, our family was about to change, forever.
Eyes on the door, I nervously watched the babies being brought in and placed on a couch. I couldn't See Wei AI Fu, I couldn't see Jillian!
Then a tiny, screaming little girl, dressed in an over sized pink padded suit came by us in a flash, I couldn't be sure, my eyes followed the gentleman carrying her. He grabbed a bunch of Kleenex and made his way over to the rest of the nannies and babies.
Hubby and I locked eyes , we started to laugh, there was our daughter, screaming at the top of her lungs, funny enough this is just like her big sister came into our lives(Jennifer came in screaming too, lasted for 6 hours!!).
Jillian was placed in my arms, I was overcome with emotion, my family was complete. I held the petite little frame close, whispered into her ear and she started to calm down, the tears stopped, we looked into each others eyes. Within minutes, she was drinking a bottle , smiling and playing with the toys her big sister had picked out for her.
That was 2 years ago. It seems like yesterday.
Today this beautiful, energetic, vivacious , funny little girl fills my heart with so much joy I can't even find the words to describe it. I feel blessed to be her Mom, she is a gift.
I love you Jilly-Bean, happy Forever Family Day. XO