This is my Facebook status... it really expresses how I feel today:
It was 1 year ago today... the first time I held my beautiful daughter... the first time I saw her face, dried her tears, saw her smile... it was 1 year ago today I became her mother... it was 1 year ago today I became whole.
One year ago today, we held our precious daughter for the very first time... I remember like it was yesterday! Walking into that dark room... all the nannies sitting under the windows holding our little girls... all of us wondering which girl was which! First it was because we were looking into the light so it was hard to actually see the girls. Plus, we were all trying to judge by the referral pictures! And those were already so old! I was looking for a chubby cheeked bald baby... but that's not what our little angel looked like when we saw her for the first time... She was beautiful. She was perfect. She had HAIR!!!
I remember the fact that she never shed a tear... I, on the other hand, was bawling my brains out! I don't think I have ever been happier in my life than I was on that hot & steamy day. It had taken 3 long & frustrating years, but this was worth every minute. I wanted this moment in my life to just freeze. I hoped that I would never ever forget just how happy I was at that very moment. Well, now that it is a whole year later, I can honestly say that it has only gotten better.
I still remember that moment as if it happened moments ago... but I also have a whole year's worth of other happy memories... and I know that there are millions more memories ahead of us. Our beautiful little girl has changed our lives forever and we are so grateful. She makes us smile every day... she is smart, funny, spirited, stubborn, adorable, loving, and beautiful... and best of all, she is all OURS & we LOVE HER...