"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance.The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break." -Chinese proverb

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Liana!!!

Photo: Liana is 2 today! Bittersweet day but this is her last birthday without her family. We'll have her with us forever in 14 days!!!
Liana turned 2 today!  What a bittersweet day.  How I wish we could have celebrated with her on her special day.  If things had gone a little quicker for us, today would have been the day that we would have gotten her.  Our agency does travel groups twice a month and if we could have traveled with the group that went before ours, we would have gotten her today...on her actual birthday.  Ah, well, it wasn't meant to be.  No use looking back at what could have been.  We will celebrate with her soon!  We will be with her in 14 days!!  I just can't wait!  In the meantime, we celebrated her birthday with some Chinese food and a cake. 

We made a "Countdown to Liana" calendar to count down the days until we leave for China and the kids each made a chain to count down with too. 

And we are leaving in 11 days!  We're coming, darling girl!!


  1. I am sooo excited for you!!! I am praying the days go by quickly for you and that it will seem like all you did was blink and you are holding her.

  2. I love the way you turned this bittersweet day into one of celebration. It's clear Ella and Ethan got into the spirit! Great pics--love those "thumbs up"! More, greater celebration soon to come!! :)