We met this very scared and sick little baby.

We had waited for her for over four long years.  She wasn’t nearly as excited to see us as we were to meet her.  In fact, she felt just the opposite.  I think I can truthfully say, though, that she has made a complete turn-a-round.  Some days, I think she would like to be strapped to my body permanently.  (:

She has grown so much in the past two years.  And she has made such progress from the weak, delayed, and serious baby she was.  Every day she surprises us with the things she’s learning and her budding opinionated, prissy self.   But, no matter how big she gets, she will always be our baby.

Aliana Grace JiuLi, I can’t wait to see what God has planned for your future!