Friday, February 25, 2011

And Then I Saw Her Face ... A Friday Find

TWO YEARS AGO TODAY AT 11:14 AM, WE GOT "THE CALL"...

I got a call from our agency telling me that we had a little girl in St. Petersburg, Russia. The agency representative then forwarded Emma's referral photo...and time stood still!

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We cannot believe it has been TWO WHOLE YEARS!

Yes, we've lived through the births of two of our children, and been there as they took their first breaths...and seen their faces within mere seconds of delivery. Seeing a child's face for the first time - one who has already experienced this world for some time...who will ultimately become a part of you - takes on a whole different meaning though!

We feel so very blessed that Emma is OUR FAMILY ~ OUR OWN!

Here are some photos I snapped of Emma holding her referral photo...she is still amazed that the "baby" in the photo is really her.


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I'VE NEVER BEFORE SHARED THIS NEXT PHOTO ON THE BLOG....

This is the ONLY photo we have of Emma before the "referral" photos. All we have is a black and white copy of a photo that must have been her "registry" photo. I begged for an email attachment of this photo, but those of us who know about Russian adoptions, know what I'm about to say.......

They told me that I couldn't possibly get the original photo. No other explanation.

So this is the only photo we have of Emma as a baby...

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WE LOVE YOU EMMA! HAPPY REFERRAL DAY!
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10 comments:

Laura said...

Oh, what a beautiful baby photo. So glad that you have it!

lizziefitz said...

She definately Belongs To and With you!!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

How very special! She is darling & you did a beautiful job capturing her personality!

Gail said...

She's just precious, and I'm so happy you have that baby picture too! Happy Referral day, love the ones of her now holding her framed photo.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dawn Garlow said...

Wow! Emma has been blessed to have you, JC, B and J as her family... her own! You guys have been given a beautiful gift in Emma... a little sunbeam has come into all of your lives. I think this is such a beautiful story and you are obviously taken with her. It's wonderful!! Congratulations to all of you!! :)

Jo said...

Oh Corey,
I can't believe how much Emma has grown in two years. She looks like a little lady in these photos. She truly is YOURS and that sweet smile proves it to one and all!

Have a great weekend ~
Jo

katrina said...

She is so adorable. Enjoy the day.

mkespo said...

I will NEVER forget the day I saw that photo of Emma for the first time!! Love her so much.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I cannot believe it has been two years already.... I remember when you got the call too!!! Look at your beautiful girl.... the time flies by too quickly.

These photos are such treasures.... What a blessing she is. Happy Two Years~

xoxo,

Lisa

Lisa said...

I came to your blog from "Love Being A Nonny" and think I have read the entire thing during the second half of the UNC/Duke b'ball game. I am glad to find you. Your blog is adorable! We have a some things in common. I live in Raleigh and have a daughter at UNC right now (also one at State - Ha!) We love the beach a lot too. We have a place at OIB. That is where I am right now. Glad to find you!

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