One year ago today I woke up as nervous as I ever had been before. I knew my life was about to change forever because Brian and I were to meet a new member of our family. One year ago we traveled across a busy city in a foreign country to meet a little girl who was already part of our hearts, a child for whom we had prayed long before we even knew her. We stepped out of a van and walked up the stairs to a room with six tiny cribs. One year ago, a video camera watched as we laid eyes on this sleeping beauty who was our daughter for the first time.
Has it really been a year? In so many ways it feels like just yesterday we were in Addis for the first time. In so many other ways, it feels like I have known Mikayla forever. What a difference a year makes!
Mikayla Tamir, we are so thankful for the blessing you are in our lives. We are so much richer for being your parents.