I am working in my office today, versus on the road in my car, where I have been spending many hours lately. I usually get one good office day a week and I try like mad to catch up on everything business related and a few personal things too.
One of the things on the top of my personal to do list was to FINALLY complete and send in our paperwork to have Reagan's readoption done here in the US. This has been weighing on both Pat and I as we are quickly approaching her one year anniversary and it really needs to be done before then.
Just a few minutes ago I called our adoption agency to make sure I had everything I needed to submit the paperwork. I had to go digging through all of our paperwork we received in China and make copies. To be perfectly honest, I got home from China last October, put that very large file in safe place and have not looked at it since.
Cracking it open today has stirred up a lot of emotion.....
Every detail that was provided to us in Chenzhou is running through my head. I have not forgotten a morsel of it. I don't think I will ever forget, but it is so difficult to see those details staring up at you in black and white. I sat here reading it all again, holding the documents, remembering the streets in her city...... the sights, the sounds, the people. It all came rushing back to me and the tears poured down my face as I revisted my daughters humble beginnings.
I look at this precious girl every single day and see how much she has changed and grown. It is hard to think what might have been........ Sometimes I wish I knew more of the details that surrounded her first few days of life, and other times I think it is best that I don't.
We love her to the moon and back and we are ever so thankful that we were chosen to be her forever family.
Reagan's dress was created by Izzy and Ivy Designs.
They have launched an exciting new project called "Create HOPE Designs". They are selling patterns of all kinds and 100% of the proceeds are going to adoption organizations. Please click HERE to see what it is all about, you won't want to miss out.