Today, one year ago, we finally got that much-anticipated, joy-filled email: our referral. We finally saw her face, and we fell in love. Soon after, Laina became officially part of our family forever. Today, we kiss her sweet cheeks and marvel at the goodness of the Lord in giving her to us.
I'm not going to post her referral picture, because I want that to be just for her and us to share. But this one, taken after we heard the email would be coming any minute, and before we actually saw it, makes me smile. What a wonderful, special moment, seeing her face for the first time. It was also so special because we all four sat on the couch and opened the email together.
It was a really, really good day. The start of a lot of really, really good days.