Karl and I still marvel to this day that we actually went to China. Prior to this adoption, we had never left the USA. We applied for our very first passports after age 40. We don't get out much?
She asked if she had been in my tummy, when I told her no, she was born in China. She looked so sad.
But I told her that GOD lead us to her, and we adopted her and we love her very very much.
And her dad echoed my words, and then she looked at us and grinned the happiest biggest grin I've ever seen on her face.
Photos from our first meeting...
For me...love at first sight, for Jolie not so much...
She's always loved Daddy...
Shek announced he was no longer the baby.
By the next day, I think she decided I was a keeper.
Adoption means you grew in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy!
Born not from our flesh, but born in our hearts, you were longed for and wanted.
Not flesh of our flesh, Nor bone of our bone, but still miraculously my own!