Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gotcha Day

(photo taken: May 29, 2000)

In the adoption world the day that you finally meet your child is often referred to as "Gotcha Day". It's a day that comes after piles and piles of paperwork, after home study visits by a social worker, after loads and loads of money, after riding the emotional roller coaster of a lifetime, and for us...after a trip to another continent.

Today marks the seventh anniversary of that day that we now call "LO Day". The photo above was taken the very first time I ever held LO in my arms. I can't imagine a greater gift in life than the gift of my little girl. G-d has truly blessed us.

9 comments:

RaggedyMom said...

Wow. Keep enjoying your beautiful daughter and mazel tov on the momentous milestone!

Jack's Shack said...

Mazal Tov and may you celebrate many more such days.

ellen said...

Happy Lo Day. She has turned into a beautiful, sweet young lady. D and I are proud to call her our friend....you too Ma Lo!

Your Friends

D and E

Annie said...

I am actually reading a book right now about adoption and foster parenting, and they talk about the same concept, the many hours of paperwork, and then finally, suddenly, a human being.

Mazal tov, and make sure to say shehecheyanu!

Amishav said...

What a wonderful anniversary. I'm so glad that you get to hold your child. Hold on to her as long as you let her.

Another meshugannah mommy said...

Happy Gotcha Day! What a beautiful picture of you two. Mazel Tov!

VJ said...

Happy )Belated) LO day! Cheers & Good Luck! 'VJ'

orieyenta said...

Thanks everyone. We had a lovely "LO Day" complete with an ice cream cake at the end!

balabusta in blue jeans said...

One of my friends has two daughters from China. She says that the twenty-four hours after she took custody of her older girl was the most magical and horrible time she's ever spent. The baby wouldn't stop sobbing, after a while she couldn't stop sobbing, and they were in a hotel with no air conditioning, in the heat of a summer in southern China.

And all worth it, of course, a million times over!

My late mazal tov to you and LO!