On Tuesday, June 22, 2010, Travis and I saw the beautiful face of Wu Xiu Li (吴秀莉）for the very first time. We were sitting on our sofa together as we opened the email that had information and a picture of her. Here is what we saw
I couldn’t believe how much her eyes resembled Madison, Hailey and Sydney’s.
Then we opened these 2 pictures of her taken on the playground at her orphanage in Guangdong Province. These photos were taken when she was 13 months old and she was walking while holding on to things.
Since that night in June we have been praying for her and praying that she continued to grow and have good health. Even though we got those pictures in June, they were taken in January.
So, now Lily is 20 months old (born December 29, 2008) and we hadn’t seen any new pictures or had an update on her until last week, when we got these pictures
She is now walking and talking and has continued to grow. She weighs 22 lbs and is 78 cm tall.
We treasure every photo we have of her. These 5 photos are the only photos we may ever have of her first 20 months of life.