Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What a difference a month can make...

Gotcha Day-September 19, 2011

This was the best day of our lives...we met our beautiful little daughter at the Hangzhou Civil Affairs Office. We were scared, anxious, excited...but probably feeling nothing like our sweet Tatum was feeling. Now that we have known our daughter for a month, we know how in shock she was, how scared she was and how uncertain she was about trusting these two people that loved her even before they were matched with her in April. The love we had for Tatum was and is so amazing.

One month later...Tatum is full of life, full of love and blossoms daily. It is amazing what LOVE can do for these  beautiful children...just amazing, it leaves me speechless.

Tatum has adjusted really well to being at home just a little over 2 weeks. We couldn't be happier with her progress, and are so proud of the beautiful little girl she is growing into. Each day she surprises us, and we fall more in love.

Tatum can say Mama, Dada, Dog, Hi, No No, bye-bye. She can wave hello and good-bye, blow kisses, she can walk much better than in China, pull herself up from a sitting position, love and hug the baby when we tell her to....and those are just a few of the highlights!

Tatum McKenlin thank you for giving your Daddy and I joy like we have never felt before....we love you!!


Sharon said...

She is beautiful! I have followed your wonderful China journey. Thanks for sharing it. Congratulations to you all.

Dreams of Grace said...

It is amazing to watch...I can't believe it's already been a month since you met her! So happy for all of you. Feel very priveleged to be able to follow your journey.