So that's the story of Kate's refferal day. It is a day that will forever be engraved in my mind, and I do not think I will ever forget the details of June 12, 2008, the day my heart grew once again... to love three sweet pictures of a little girl we honestly didn't know much about. We knew she was 15 months old, was anemic, and had a hemangioma, and was from Shangrao CWI in Jiangxi, China. (although we later found out she was living at the Philip Hayden Foundation!) We were told that she was active, restless, adorable, in love with her nanny, and that she sometimes lost her temper. We were told some of her developmental skills and that she was a deep sleeper. We were told that she smiled readily, liked to play, and loved listening to music. If you really think about it, we had barely any info on our sweet girl, yet I was so in love with what we DID know about her. It's fun to look back and see how she was described... you could still use all of those descriptions in talking about our precious Kate. Yet, a year later, she is so much more than 3 little pictures and a page of information. She is our smiley, playful, music-loving, active, sometimes crabby (but always cute:)), deep sleeping, adorable two year old little girl. And I love her oh-so-much!
O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1