Thursday, December 10, 2009

this day last year

We flew Ottawa-Toronto-Beijing-Guangzhou. And waited just 14 hours (after that long flight) to meet our precious baby girl. I still feel the same way I did this time last year, that feeling like you're living in a dream. It's real now, of course. Our dream came true and we couldn't be happier. We thank God every day for bringing us together and making us a little family.

santa hat

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life.
But those who make their journey home across time & miles,
growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,
are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us
by God's very own hands.


  1. I followed your journey back before you even went to get Lilah. I can't believe it has been a year already. What an amazing Christmas gift!

  2. Ann in Ottawa10 December, 2009

    She is just unbelievably beautiful. And what a year of development!

  3. I love the qoute at the end of your post. Look how much she changed and grown, what a beautiful girl!

  4. Such a special time to remember.

  5. I can't believe it's been a year! She is such a special and beautiful little girl.

    Gin =)

  6. Wow...a whole year already! What a blessing to celebrate such a beautiful, life-changing for the WAY-BETTER milestone! God is good!

    Happy One Year to all of you!!

    Big Hugs,

  7. Hard to believe it's been a year already! Love the poem at the end of your entry--so beautiful, as are all your pictures of Lilah (not to mention Lilah herself!)

    So happy for you,

  8. Congratulations beautiful family! It's been a joy to watch you become a family...

  9. A lovely photo of Miss Claus!
    Its hard to believe that you have completed your first year as parents Colin & Jill Congratulations
    Lilah has blossomed under the love & affection you have so readily lavished upon her. What an adoreable granddaughter & such a joy to be around.
    Wishing you more happy times together and may you be lovingly guided by the great God whom we serve.

    I will guide thee with mine eye. Psalm 32v8
    Nono & Papie xxx