Five years ago almost to the minute I walked down a long, dark hallway into a very small, very crowed, extremely hot room to see the face of my baby girl for the first time. When she was placed in my arms she looked at me and I looked at her....and she burst into tears just like any other birth. Of course my pregnancy was over 12 months long, I had false labors (I had three other travel dates before I finally got on the plane) and 116 long hours of labor (from the time I boarded the plane to Kazakhstan until I saw her face.) And it was all worth it. Adoption is an amazing way God creates a family. Thank you God for walking with me on this wonderful path of life to my baby girl. Here she is - the tiny (only 16 lbs at 1 year, 1 week and 1 day) scared baby girl in pink I fell in love with 5 years ago today.
And here is Lexie today. Healthy, happy and she can light up a room with her smile. This child is loved by me and everyone she meets.
Happy "Born To Me" Day Lexie Lou!