“We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.”
W. Somerset Maugham
This past year has flown by. It is hard to believe that we are at the 1-year anniversary of getting our Lily-Mei (Lillerpiller). If you want to see how love changes people, you can take a look at our family. It wasn’t just a change for her, though she has definitely faced the most in her short life, but a change for all of us who get to call her daughter, sister or granddaughter!
It used to be that she wasn’t very keen on getting her picture taken, and when you finally did get one of her, you could see wariness in her eyes. It was something we had seen even in her pre-adoption pictures. Well, take a look at those eyes now!
We have seen that wariness dissolve away and be replaced with the comfort she has in knowing that Dad and Mom are always there, she has siblings who adore her (most of the time at least-hey, they’re siblings!), and a family that isn’t going anywhere! She knows where home is, that she is safe and loved.
August 12th will always be a special day for us, and we are so glad that God blessed us with this little jumping bean. This bean is blossoming…..take a look at the last few months:
“By choice, we have become a family, first in our hearts, and finally in breath and being. Great expectations are good; great experiences are better.”
Thanks for sticking with us and keeping us in your prayers. We are honored to have you all along for the ride and can't wait to see where God leads in the future! Stay tuned...