Friday, April 13, 2012

referral anniversary - four years ago today

referral anniversary

I'll remember the moment for the rest of my life. The moment we got that incredible call and I saw my daughter, Lilah Grace Xiao Tong's face for the first time. "Cloud 9" were only words I'd heard and even said before - but I'd never really experienced them, not until this moment. I could hardly sleep, going over every little detail of her pictures, I would excitedly squeal every time I talked about her with friends. I had a perma grin for many many days!

It was an incredible day. What followed, the 9 months of waiting, it was a bit of a rollercoaster of emotions... but gosh, it was so worth it! Our beautiful girl, 4 years later, has brought us so much joy. Every day is a pleasure to spend with her. We feel blessed in an incredible way, to be a forever family.

I have to laugh, this past 2 years she been really tickled about her (very cute) sticky up hair! I'm taking pictures or her, she's pointing at it and having a big old giggle about it! I just adore her joy and her sense of humor!

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Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest
possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love.
~ Margaret E. Sangster


  1. Enjoy remembering and celebrating this very special little girl!


  2. I loved her sticky up hair! Four years goes by so quickly and she has changed so much... in so many great ways!

  3. Happy referral anniversary!! I can not get over how much your beautiful blessing has grown. I've always loved her sticky up hair, too.

    Gin =)

  4. I can't believe it has been that long already!! ...but then I look at her and see how much she's grown; how she's lost that toddler look and is just a beautiful young girl now ~ soon to be a wonderful jie jie to her new mei mei!!

    Happy Referral Day Anniversary... Oh what a wonderful day to remember and celebrate!!!

    love & hugs,

  5. Four years! And I love the sticky up hair :) I have also copied down your quote at the end, how true... how true.

  6. Wow, look how much Lilah has changed. It's amazing to look at how much hair she has now, lol! Love her referral pictures. Time sure flies.

  7. wow. i just wanted to cry at that last picture, seeing her over the years. so sweet!!

  8. Happy Anniversary! I know those feelings well. : )

  9. OH I LOVE IT!!!!!!
    Happy Anniversary!!!! Look how much she has grown... such a beautiful little lady that Lilah!!!