Our first glimpse of her was through this doorway into this crowded room...the striped pants and precious little sparkly red shoes belong to her.
What was she thinking? What was going through that little brain?
But of course while we'd known for months about her, she knew nothing about us... or the huge change that was coming. (We have no reason to think that her orphanage showed her the album that we sent to help prepare her).
So, Yan Zi Bing was scared and confused....and, well...s c a r e d.
So much so that she refused to sleep near us - or on a bed - the first night.
Or the second night.
Fast forward one year...
It boggles my mind that this is that same scared little girl.
This joyful and brimming-to-the-top-with-energy-for-life girl?
This girl who is so open to receiving love? And so giving of love???
Yes, it is the same child.
Take one orphan...
add two parents (nothing even special about those particular parents...practically any two parents will do)
= A Miracle...right before your very eyes.
A miracle in the child.
And a miracle in the parents.
Happy Adoption Day, Lily Kay! We are so blessed to be your mama and daddy - we love you, baby girl!