We started out walking a tough road and in the beginning of our time together, I often doubted my love for her. However, now I know without a doubt that I have nothing but love for this girl in my heart.
When she was so needy in the very beginning and I couldn't put her down for even a second, I often resented her and thought that she was being selfish (silly, I know; she was just a baby). Now I know that she is one of the most selfless people I know. For as little as she is, this girl thinks about others and other people's feelings before her own.
During those tough early times, I couldn't help but think how she was disrupting our lives. Now I know she is the first one to try and make peace whenever there is a disruption.
During the first year of us being together, I had a hard time trying to understand who this girl was. Now I know she is smart, loving, giving, sweet and full of imagination.
When I first saw her referral picture, I had a lot of negative emotions. There was no love there right away. It is painful to admit that I thought she was ugly. It is hard typing that word. I have erased it and re-typed it several times. But it is how I felt. Now I know that she is nothing but beautiful with the sweetest smile, most amazing eyes and the softest cheeks :-)
I didn't know it then, but this girl is one of my most wonderful blessings...