On February 2, 2007 at 12:47 pm our phone rang. The voice on the other end of the line said, "Hi, this is Amanda from CCAI. I have some really good news for you today!" Amanda told us that she was looking at a picture of a beautiful little girl. That girl was our daughter, Guan Hai Yan.
For about the next 10 minutes, Amanda filled us in on all of the details. She also sent an email with Hai Yan's picture. We kept checking our email during the conversation to see if the picture had arrived. It seemed to take forever.
About half way through the referral call, the email finally came and we were able to see our daughter's face for the very first time. She was simply the most beautiful thing that we have ever seen. I know that we are her parents so we are a little biased, but OH MY! That cute little mouth, perfect little nose, dark eyes, soft hair. How could you look at that sweet face and not fall completely in love?
On February 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm we sat on beach chairs in Naples, Florida watching the most incredible little girl running in and out of the waves along the shoreline. That little girl was our daughter Molly Michelle HaiYan.
She still is the most beautiful thing that we have ever seen. But now in addition to that sweet face, we are blessed to know the actual little soul that goes along with it. Molly is lovable, thoughtful, funny, enthusiastic, strong-willed, energetic, passionate, demanding and smart. In short, she is the best thing that has ever happened to us.
The journey of the past two years has been amazing and so much more than we could have ever imagined it would be. We are, and always will be, so in love with our little Molly. Good Golly!