New pictures of our little girl are incredibly bittersweet. I’m always overjoyed to see her sweet face and pore over every detail, memorizing each part of each new picture and taking in her surroundings in the picture. But new pictures break my heart too: the way her face has turned to look into the camera and her eyes are full of hope….her familiar curly eyelashes brushing against her eyelids….the bags under her eyes from too much coughing at night….her latest hair style with box braids….the crumb on her chin that needs a mama’s hand to unthinkingly wipe off….it’s always the little things that get to me and tear me to shreds. She’s growing up before my very eyes in pictures, and that hurts my heart. We can’t wait to hold her and love her here as part of our family instead of a continent away.
While we wait, and you wait with us(!) we are very honored to share a video that conveys a piece of our hearts for our precious girl–email me for the link! And if you see us in person, we’d love to share our new picture with you as well
*I respect all opinions, including ones that are different from my own. I will gladly publish comments that are not in support of us if they are done thoughtfully and respectfully. I invite dialogue, particularly about adoption, and would love to chat further with anyone who has questions. I strive to live a transparent life, and present myself and our family’s story as honestly as we are comfortable sharing–and to that end will openly respond to differences of opinion. I will NOT, however, engage with commenters who leave hateful comments to me, calling me names, and making false accusations with no true knowledge of our family. We are fully aware of the corruption often associated with international adoption, and in no way view ourselves as “saviors” of our child. Please channel your anti-adoption passion into making a real difference in strengthening biological families both domestically and internationally rather than spending time leaving me comments. I would be more than happy to connect you with organizations we already support that are making a difference in advocating for change at the root level in this broken world. *