Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Hard to believe that it has been 5 years since my Dad and Barry and I went to China to bring Anna home. She was a very petite and tiny little 13.5 month old who had the most precious eyes we had ever seen. She was about the size of a 8-9 month old and weighed about 17 pounds. What wonderful memories we have of meeting Anna on that special day in Nanning, China on April 4, 2005! The room was amazing. All 10 of the Lifelink families were "giving birth" all at the same time. It was very noisy! Lots of crying babies, but Anna was a quiet one who just wanted to lok around at us. She is now a very tall kindergartener with LONG legs, wears size 11.5 shoes and weighs 37 pounds. She is eating like a horse, though, so she is probably a pound or two heavier!
We all feel like she has always been with us. She has been such a blessing to this family and to others. Her brothers adore her and she adores them. She has thrived in every way possible and become such a wonderful young and caring lady. If you ever doubt that adoption may or may not be for your family, please talk to us. We are so very blessed to have been chosen to be Jin Yan Yi's forever family.