She is officially ours and we are officially hers.
I'm so proud to introduce you to my daughter:
Lilah Abeba Gower!
Our beautiful daughter!
Referral Picture! The first picture we ever saw of our girl!
Love those yummy feet! Wanna eat 'em up!!!
TEARS in her eyes... This one makes me sad for her...
She looks so strong. Stronger than a little girl should be asked to be.
Her Ethiopian name is Abeba which means 'a flower.' The day before we got our referral we chose the name Lilah, which also means 'a flower'. And we think she's pretty enough to live up to both names. She's our beautiful flower girl!
My girl Lilah Abeba, we can't wait to see you SMILE. You've been so strong So strong for far too long. We look forward to allowing you to be weak; allowing you to be a little girl. To holding you when you cry. To tickling you until you laugh... OH! How I long to hear your laugh! We are your family. And we love you. We will do whatever it takes to help you be all you ever want to be.
Because we are YOURS. Forever. Forever and ever.
We travel the week of Spring Break! Is that great or WHAT?!?!? My husband predicted we would be traveling March 11-19... and that is exactly the time frame (plus a few more days) that we will probably travel!!!!!!