After waiting one thousand five hundred nine days, on Dec 2nd, 2009 we FINALLY saw the face of our Aliana Grace.  The process of her adoption was the beginning of our international adoption path.  Although she wasn’t the first one home, she was the seed of hope planted in our hearts that we knew would be worth that long horrible wait.

That cold rainy day couldn’t dampen the excitement of opening the email and seeing her face for the first time.   Yes, she’s whiny and clingy these days, but those eyes and that set of perfect lips were worth every single day we waited!

Aliana Grace JiuLi, you were a Promise kept by God.

And here a couple of pictures from last year……  She and Sarah Mei (her Fu sister)have changed so much in just a year’s time.