One year ago today you left the only home you had ever known. You were driven to an unfamiliar building and escorted into an unfamiliar room, but you walked bravely into that room and smiled at people you had only seen in pictures. You held your little arms up and said, "Mama" as I scooped you up. You did not know it at the time, but in that moment you walked straight into your new Daddy and Mommy's hearts.
|Just after meeting Eliana.|
|January 16, 2013|
|January 16, 2012|
It has been a year of growth, physically and emotionally. You have grown 9 inches taller and have gained almost ten pounds. You have gone from being a tiny, frail, easily exhausted little thing to being strong and active. You have gained confidence and physical stamina. You have gone from walking unsteadily to running, jumping, skipping, turning somersaults, and dancing and swirling through your days.
All my love,