Wednesday, February 06, 2008

1 Year Ago Today


NOW

THEN


Today we celebrated 1 year with LilyRose.
I can't believe a whole year has passed. It seems like yesterday that we arrived in China not knowing what to expect. Is our daughter deaf? Is she sick? How bad will she grieve? Will we make her happy? I woke up this morning and I remembered all those feelings I had 1 year ago. It was crazy. I went into LilyRose's room and just watched her sleep for a while, like we did in China when we first got her. We just sat and watched her. I thought about her aunty today too. That poor woman cried when we walked into the office. She knew that she would never see her "baby" again. I wonder if she thinks of LilyRose sometimes? I sure think of her. I hope she didn't hurt too much when she left Lilyrose behind on that beautiful, sunny day a year ago. What was most likely one of the worst days of her life, was one of the best days of mine. I also thought of her bio mother, does she know that her daughter is safe, healthy and happy? Does she wonder where she lives and what she looks like? I can't imagine what she must feel.

So, yes, today is a very happy day for our family, but I still feel some sadness for the 2 other women that loved our daughter.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

i was thinking about her today, and i remember checking your blog like crazy, to see what she looked like, i still remember the first time we meet, her, she was happy and smiling and already such a part of the family, and she had only been home a week or two, i cant believe its been one year already. say hi to everyone for me, see you soon!

love always,
kathleen♥

Anonymous said...

I CANT BELIEVE IT IS A YEAR ALREADY I TOO REMEMBER CHECKING THE BLOG WAITING TO SEE THE PIC'S OF LILY ROSE IN YOUR ARMS AND WHEN I DID SEE IT IT BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES BECAUSE I KNEW THIS WAS ONE LUCKY LITTLE GIRL JOINING A WONDERFUL FAMILY!!! LISA..YOU AND ANTHONY ARE GREAT PARENTS AND HAVE HUGE HEARTS!!GOD BLESS YOU GUYS LOVE YOU ALL!!!
XOXO JANINE

Jenni said...

Happy Family Day Lisa!! Big smooches to LilyRose too!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Happy 1 year...
Can't believe it has been a year...
Seems like yesterday..
Hope all is going well..
Happy Chinese New Year...
Hugs to you girly..

Marilyn, Paul, PJ, Chris & Lauren said...

Happy Anniversary!

And what a year it has been!

All the best to you and your family,

Marilyn