Six years ago on this day, we got the call that would change our lives forever. I will never forget when the phone rang that morning and I was told that we had a daughter waiting for us in Hunan. She was only 8 months old and she was beautiful.
I remember totally breaking down on the phone; I was just so happy and relieved that our time had finally come.
Our referral day is a day that I will never forget and now there are several blogger friends that are about to finally receive their referrals and I for one could not be more thrilled, because I know how special it is to finally get that call and learn all about the child you have been dreaming for so long. March 31, 2003 will always be one of the happiest days of my life.
Th song "With Arms Wide Open" by Creed was very popular at the time of our referral, and to this day I get teary eyed when I hear it on the radio, because the words were and are still so fitting for that day.
"Well I just heard the news today.
It seems my life is going to change.
I close my eyes; begin to pray.
Then tears of joy fall down my face".
And here we are today, 6 years later and Jazzie has indeed changed our lives in ways I never imagined. She has taught us so much about strength, perseverance and being brave.
Since our very first referral anniversary, I have taken Jazzie's picture holding her own referral picture. Here she is this morning:
Happy referral anniversary, my sweet and beautiful Jazzie.
"With arms wide open... now everything has changed; I'll show you love, I'll show you everything."