Friday, September 13, 2013

Sweet Memories

Nine years ago today we first saw a picture of that beloved little face.  We'd been longing to be parents for years and had been working on adoption paperwork for 14 months, but that day was the first time that it felt real.  Yang Guo Dan was 7 1/2 months old and was waiting for us in an orphanage in Yangjiang, a coastal city in Guangdong Province.  She had chubby cheeks and a buzz haircut.  We didn't know much more than that, but we were instantly, completely in love with her.  We printed off dozens of copies of that picture.  We put them up all over the house and showed them to everyone we knew.  This gorgeous baby girl was our Katherine Guo Dan!  We are not quite as obnoxious about it now, but we still have Katherine's referral picture in our living room.  We are still completely in love with her.  And we have never forgotten the wonder and excitement of September 13, 2004.

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