Our dossier arrived and was logged into Chin@’s system on May 12, 2006.
At that time we were a small family of three….. Pat, Nick, and me!!
We dreamed of the day our new daughter would be placed in our arms……but quickly realized that our dream was going to take a little longer than anticipated.
We tried to go on living our life and stop worrying about “when she was going to arrive”
Six months later we received a WONDERFUL surprise……..
Our lives were forever changed the day she was born.
We felt extremely blessed to have been given such a gift.
Many asked us if we were going to stop our China adoption because of completing a domestic adoption. From the day we found out about Sarah, we said that we were not going to give up on China…….we felt that Sarah was a sign that we were meant to have three children, not two.
Even though a lot has changed in four years…….the love we have in our hearts certainly has not and never once have we given up on our dream of that little girl waiting for us halfway across the world.
I took this photo last year as our summer vacation on Cape Cod came to an end. It is one of my favorite photos of the two of them together. I remember thinking that it would be the last summer I had just two children to photograph on the beach….I thought for sure that by this year, I would have three little ones that I would be chasing after…….
It seems as though we will be going to Cape Cod one more summer without our “China Baby”……..but we have high hopes that our long wait will come to an end and she will make her appearance this fall!!
So maybe it won’t be the beaches of Cape Cod, but I will be chasing three kids with the camera sometime very soon….. Maybe around the pumkin patch:)
Even though this is a picture from the summer archives, I had a lot of fun processing it using some of the very talented, Shana Rae’s Florabella Textures and Actions. In this photo I used her Black and White “Rain” Action and her “Champagne” texture. She just realeased a new line of Spring Actions.
Please take a minute to hop over to her blog and check them out!!
Trust me…….you will not be disappointed!!
Her actions and textures are second to none……