... we received Tahlia's referral. Here are the first pictures we ever saw of her:
You may know that it was not love at first sight. I had fallen in love with Jazzie immediately upon seeing her pictures, but it was so different when I looked at Tahlia's. I tried really hard to feel something for this girl that was staring back at me, but the truth is that I felt nothing. I had haunting thoughts of there being some sort of mistake and up until the very moment that I saw Tahlia for the first time in China, I had doubts whether or not all of this was meant to be. However, upon taking her in my arms, all those doubts went away. She is my girl and I love her and there is no doubt that she was meant to be with us.
I have taken Tahlia's picture with her own referral picture on the anniversary of our referral day every year. Here she is today:
Happy Referral Day to my sweet girl. It's hard to believe it's been six years!