What if….

As I lay my Little Dragon down for a nap, I reflect on what she did just this morning…

Woke up with a smiley face…
Got dressed in a new clean outfit…
Had a yummy breakfast and even tried some of mine…
Walked to the bus stop with her brother and sister…
Went to her weekly physical therapy appointment..
Attended story time at the library…
Then popped over to the grocery store to pick up some supplies…

What an amazing morning for this precious child. My thoughts often travel to the ” what ifs”. What if she was still in China? What would have become of her? What about all the other little girls that were her crib mates? What has become of them? There are still rooms on top of rooms of abandoned children just waiting for families, yet it’s impossible to be matched.

“What if”….

During our seven year of wait something had happen financially or medically to our family. We could have just given up, switched to special needs, or went into a different program.

But these things didn’t happen. The timing was meant to be and I wouldn’t change a thing. Because if something had gone a bit faster or a bit slower, the result would have been so different.


She is truly our daughter. No questions, no doubts, no second guesses, and no regrets!



Filed under adoption, Family

2 responses to “What if….

  1. Maryann

    Yes,she is!!! It was meant for her to become part of your family otherwise it wouldn’t have taken soooo long.she has been blessed,as have you all.

  2. China claims they match a child to parents and at first I said nah, but now I believe it. They were meant to be with us.

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