Five years ago today, Matt and I were standing in a hotel room in the HuaTian Hotel in Changsha, Hunan. We were across the room from a group of people from the Youxian SWI holding six babies. One of those babies was my daughter. I tried to figure out which one was her. I honestly did not recognize her from her referral picture, but I couldn't wait to hold her. Matt and I anxiously waited our turn and when they finally got to our name, Matt and I kept jumping in to tell our guide what the paperwork was saying. He had some problems pronouncing our names and I remember practically shouting all the information at him, because I wanted my baby!
Finally, Jazzie's nanny handed her to me; I took one look into this little girl's eyes and I knew she was my daughter. My heart overflowed and the tears started to fall; I had just been given the most amazing gift and I knew that I would lay down my life for her right then and there. It was a very powerful moment. I forgot about all the other people in the room and for a moment or two, it was just her and me - together at last.
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I still can't watch this without crying all over again :-)
I love you so very much.
Happy Forever Family Day to you, sweet girl...
(Our travel video can be found here)