Five Years Ago Yesterday (Part 3)


Five years ago yesterday we got our sweet little girl!!

After having breakfast at the hotel, we headed to the Civil Affairs Office with the rest of our group.  We were seated at a large table where we waited for what seemed like a long time (it really wasn’t that long, it just seemed long because I was excited).  Soon the orphanage workers started bringing the babies in.  Then it was our turn.  The orphanage director brought in a beautiful baby girl in an orange sweat suit with thick black hair.  Mom and I started crying because we were so happy.

On the way home, Meiling fell asleep on Mom, clutching Mom’s sweater.  She was so sweet!

I love you, baby girl!  I’m so thankful that God blessed our family with you!

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Right after they gave her to us

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 Me with my new little sister

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 Sweetness

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At Lucy’s (a “western” restaurant) for dinner

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5 thoughts on “Five Years Ago Yesterday (Part 3)

  1. I remember so fondly, Christmas Eve 5 years ago, when we started our wonderful tradition of spending Christmas Eve together. Your entire family was so excited and anxiously waiting for your precious little Meiling to come home to her family. She is a blessing to all who experience her smile, and especially those wonderful hugs that she gives out!

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