Who is this little girl that has changed so much in just a years time???? She is sweet, silly, sassy, and so in love with her family!!!!! I am becoming very emotional (this is no surprise to those who know me well!!!) as we approach our one year anniversary of receiving Sophie into our family as our daughter/sister. As I think about this time last year, it overwhelms me to see how far we have come over the past year. Sophie has been through a lot in her little short life and my prayer is that she can put the past behind her and move forward with great confidence into the future. She will always have physical scars to remind her of her time in China but my hope is that she will not have any emotional scars due to her circumstances. I can't even describe to you how my heart hurts for a mama 8000 miles away that didn't feel like she had any other choice. Oh how I wish I could tell her that her baby is alive and well...... loving life and being loved!!!!! I wish that I could tell her that she loves to swing, swim underwater like a fish, kick a soccer ball, dance and sing. She loves to eat almost anything that you give her and can wash her hair all by herself!!!!!! Sophie, your birth mother loved you so much that she made sure that you were in a safe place and she knew that we were waiting anxiously to come and get you. I love you so much....it is indescribable!!!!!!!