One year ago today, we received the long awaited "call". It was a very surreal moment for us. After all this time waiting and waiting, CCAI called (our agency) and gave us some details about our new little girl. A few minutes later they e-mailed a picture. Of course it was love at first sight! :) We could not see much on this tiny mug shot taken when she was 6 months old, but we got a couple more pictures the next day via FedEx. It has been a crazy, busy year. First we had to prepare for the trip, then we were in China for 2 1/2 weeks, then we had to get used to being at home. Margaux had a hard time with the time change. Sophie had to share mommy and daddy. All in all, everyone fared pretty well even though Sophie had written her list of prospective new parents for Margaux.
Margaux has blossomed into a beautiful, happy, headstrong, healthy little girl and we are so thankful to have her in our lives. My thoughts at this time are with the families (and the children) still waiting. In exactly one year, China has only referred three months of LIDs. In retrospect, I realize that if we had encountered even more paperwork issues or if we had procrastinated we would still be a family of three today!
Hugs to everyone still waiting. May your children find you very soon!