Five years

Five years ago today, we were officially placed on China’s waiting list (“logged in”) for a child. At the time, we expected about a six-month wait to be matched with a child. But unbeknownst to us at the time, things were slowing down in China due to a large number of applicants. That six month wait turned into an excruciating 14-month wait (short by today’s standards, however!) and at last, on December 1, 2006, we were matched with the most beautiful little girl we’ve ever seen. We are now thankful for the wait we endured because our precious daughter was not yet ready for us.

As we celebrate this special anniversary, I also want to extend anniversary wishes to several of our travel-mates who share this day. Happy LID anniversary!!!

That’s my emotional part of this post. Now for the frivolous part …. A while ago, I learned about a woman in the States who creates stunning headpieces for adults and children, mostly for photographic purposes. Her business is called Gracylu Originals and you can find her on Facebook (her website will debut shortly). If you take a look at her work, you’ll see how I couldn’t resist ordering one. It arrived on Thursday of this past week and I took the following pictures the next day.

I love the vibrant colours and sparkly stones in the headband. I already have my eye on others I may want to order but am trying to restrain myself. This online shopping is too easy!

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  • Thanks Monica! I haven't done enough online shopping in the last while… haha! It is gorgeous and so is your girl. 14 months…. no time at all!ReplyCancel

  • Happy LID-versary! That seems so long ago, doesn't it?

    Lovely photos! I saw those headpieces and was wondering how long it would be til we saw one on Claire's pretty head. Can't wait to see the others. šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sweet hairband on a VERY sweet girl!

    Now I'm off to check out this seller on FB! šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Happy LID. Our LID was August 31st and I remember wondering if we would all make it into the same travel group. I'm thanking God every day that we did (and twice for us!!)

    Claire is a beautiful model. Love the headpiece!ReplyCancel

  • THose are precious! Somehow her face looks like it's changed again somehow, although I can't quite peg what I think is different! Her hair is so long too! Those colours look so nice on her too:)ReplyCancel

  • Happy LID anniversary. The headpiece is pretty but the 'model' is beautiful. Great pics. Claire really seems to enjoy wearing her new accessory.ReplyCancel

  • Happy 5th Anniversary! I always get mixed up and think that you were Aug.31, along with Carolyn. I almost forgot about the anniversary yesterday, and it was a pretty big one. I can't believe 5 years have passed. It still seems like yesterday.ReplyCancel

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