I never want to forget the day we met our daughter.
I never want to forget how I felt seeing her face, touching her hand or kissing her head for the first time.
I never want to forget the black lace leggings, the kiss lips t-shirt or the purple worn out shoes she had on when we laid eyes on her that day.
I never want to forget the way she melted into the arms of the social worker because she was scared, but more so because, she was loved.
I never want to forget the amazing caregivers that held her and comforted her when all we were to her were strangers.
I never want to forget how they said “there’s mommy” the second we walked off the plane. Or how they had our family photo book with them and continually tried to show her our picture.
I never want to forget how my arms longed to hold her, but my heart said… wait.
I never want to forget those moments… they are precious and etched in my heart for eternity.
And I mostly never want to forget because I never want to underestimate God’s amazing goodness.
When I feel distant from God or far from Him, I want to look back on our journey to get our daughter and be reminded that He is good, not just sometimes.
He is good all the time.
We are so thankful that we had an amazing videographer and photographer there with us to catch the first few moments we shared together. They made it possible for us to never forget.
Read more about our adoption here.