7.08.2006

To our precious daughter,

In a day or so, we will celebrate six months since our dossier was logged-in at the CCAA. On that day, we realized that we were truly on our way and the wait "officially" began. Time is passing, but due to things we cannot control, we may be another six months from seeing your sweet face and from knowing more about you. What we already know is that you are our own precious daughter and that we love you with all our hearts - you are part of us already and we talk about you all the time, including you in all our plans and dreams for the future.

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a mother. It is something that I have always hoped and prayed for, and when your Daddy and I met and fell in love, we talked about wanting a family, of babies to love and all the wonderful possibilities that life as a family can bring; you were in our hearts and minds from the very start and we just didn't know that we would travel all the way to China to meet you!

We are getting everything ready for your arrival and know that you will be with us soon. You may not even be born yet sweetheart, but to your Daddy and I, you are living in our hearts every day and as soon as we can, we will be there to kiss you and hold you and tell you we love you more than anything else in this world. You have a great, big, loving family and so many friends here - they can't wait to meet you either!

We love you, sweet Lily Kate, and pray that you will feel all the love and prayers that surround you. May
God and his angels watch over you and keep you safe, secure and warm, until we can be there with you and we are a family - together forever.

All our love,

Mommy and Daddy

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