Monday, February 16, 2009


Five months ago today, in a hotel room in Nanchang, China, I opened the door to this sight:

There are several events in my life that have, in a sense, divided my life into "before" and "after"... this was the most important one of my life.  At last, I was seeing my daughter.  At last, holding her.  Playing with her.  Feeding her.  Knowing her.  

Five months ago, I could only dream of the life I have today.  They were sweet dreams, but the reality is so much more.  Being Anna Kathryn's mom is my dream come true.  What a difference five months makes!   

Here are five of my favorite pictures from the past five months!

This was the second or third day AK was with us, (sadly, our trip is already beginning to blur a little)  September 2008.

Her first book, September 2008.

"I think I can, I think I can... feed myself!"  October 2008.

A nature walk on Veteran's Day with Daddy and Mama, November 2008.

Romping at the playground, February 2009.


Kristi said...

Wow! Has it already been 5 months ~ and has it only been 5 months? Doesn't it seem like it was just yesterday, yet she's been with you always? I love how God chooses our children for us...
Happy 5 months!

a Tonggu Momma said...

It's been five months ALREADY? Congrats... and my, how time flies on the other side of the wait. :)

The Gang's Momma said...

I agree with Kristi: the time has flown, but I can't really remember what came before. What a blessing we have in our precious girls!

Nicole said...

5 I can't believe 5 months, but doesn't it seem like we have always had them??? Do you really remember life without them??

Alyson and Ford said...

Isn't it great to celebrate every month together? We love counting the months, where does the time go?

Alyzabeth's Mommy