Monday, December 31, 2007

~ IT'S HARD TO SAY GOOD-BYE ~

TO 2007!


I'm finding it hard to say good-bye to one of the most amazing years we've ever had! 2007 started out looking, well, like there would be a looooooooong road ahead before ending up with our daughter. There were twists and turns along this road, but it did indeed lead us to Miss Mia Hope Yudan!




I find myself looking ahead with wonder at 2008...what will it bring?


Nothing can compare to The phone call that changed our lives "she's all yours", to quote my adoption agency.


Nothing can compare to the heart wrenching good-bye to our boys for the 2 weeks we'd be without them in China.


Nothing can compare to the looks on our faces when we arrived in China ~ we could not stop saying, "I cannot believe we are in China!".


Nothing can compare to watching my husband walk down the Great Wall of China steps - his accomplishment written all over his face (and my water bottle in his backpack!!!).


Nothing can compare to the loud banging in my chest (which was my heart beating!) as we rode the elevator up to meet our new daughter.
Nothing can compare to the slow motion movements I remember of receiving my daughter in my arms.


Nothing can compare to driving home with our daughter and having Anthony throw himself into the car on us, the look of joy on Eddie's face when he saw mommy and daddy again.




Nothing can compare. Can it?




I'm not asking for any more. I do not need a thing. Just our health, happiness and togetherness forever!




I WISH EVERYONE A HEALTHY and HAPPY NEW YEAR FILLED WITH "NOTHING TO COMPARE" MOMENTS!!

4 comments:

Daniella said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Debbie said...

2007 was a remarkable year for all your dreams and wishes to come true...
May the coming year be filled with more fun,loving and memorable moments just as wonderful!
Happy New Year, my friend!
Love always!

Barbara said...

That smile on Mia's face says it all. I wish you all many smiles in the coming year :) I think many good times are on the way! Happy New Year!

sea star said...

Loved this post!
It's been an amazing year for your family! Here's to another wonderful year ahead! Happy '08 to ya!