I can't believe it has been three years since this epically life changing day...We walked into the civil affairs office in Hunan China filled with angst and excitement. Our sweet Mina was understandably scared and traumatized. We became a family this day and I am forever grateful.I know it is a bit cliche to say, "she was born in my heart" but I feel it...just like I felt it this day, and the first day I saw her photo... I knew that face, I knew she was my daughter that I had dreamed about since I was a teenager. I tell her all the time that she is my "dream", since she surely is my dream come true.
Life has been going a mile a minute around here and I got very emotional looking for the photos for this post. She has grown so much in three years. I feel like sometimes I miss the small moments in the chaos. I vow once again to simplify and soak it all in.
Sometimes I look at you and see a teenager, you are so wise and insightful.
Here is her gotcha day video. Which we will surely be watching tonight. I will need a box of tissues for sure. I am so thankful for this day.