Friday, January 28, 2011

First Time Ever I Saw Her Face...

Five years ago today
we were all home from work and school
waiting for our match call from CCAI.

We were VERY blessed to have Jason there videoing the whole thing.

Scott called about eleven o'clock to see when they would call
and was told it would be anytime.
Around 11:30ish,
our phone rang and my heart dropped to my stomach.
We were about to hear all the details
about 'OUR' precious Chinese daughter way across the world
AND see her face for the first time!

I had my clipboard ready with many questions~
and then we heard the sweet voice of Dick Dietz from CCAI
as he read off all the details of our sweet girl...

Qian Shaung Jiang
10 months old
Waiting in Qianjiang SWI in Chongqing, China

we received the email of her precious face...
I couldn't take my eyes off of her.
The most perfect face I had ever seen since I saw Rosie for the first time. :)

We were ALL gathered around the computer...

Not long after, they sent us two more precious photos
that made us smile so much!!!
(Don't you love how they placed her just right
so the ears were coming out of her head?)

We couldn't be MORE blessed to love this precious girl~
and be completely blessed to be a forever family!!!

Happy Referral Day sweet
EllaKate ShuangJiang!!!

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.


  1. She was adorable-I'm sure it was love at first sight :-)


  2. Loved the pictures! Can't believe it's been 5 years! Jason (and everyone!) looks so young! :>)

  3. Oh, such a special day. Love seeing those referral photos.

    How do you guys celebrate these special adoption related days?

  4. Crazy red thread Sharon because today is Sheridan's referral day, too!!!!!!!!! It's been 4 years for us, but seems like just yesterday.

  5. Oh my goodness. Her referral pictures are precious. Happy referral day!

  6. Happy, happy referral anniversary! I completely believe in love at first sight! She was such a cute baby! You must have been over the moon!