Two years ago today, Gary, Natalie and I were given the gift of each other as we became Daddy, Mommy and Daughter. My sister Leah gained a precious niece while Natalie gained the most loving Aunt Sissy. Marm, Papa, Greatgrandmother, Grandmommy and Granddaddy were given the gift of a sweet grandchild while Natalie was given the gift adoring grandparents. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends were blessed by this feisty Jiangxi girl and in return blessed the life of our little firecracker from China. Katie and Louie the Newfoundlands got a little girl of their very own to lick and love; Natalie gained two zealous protectors who will always do their best to keep her safe from harm.
Natalie has touched so many hearts and lives and in return she has been so very loved. In China so many people would give us the thumbs up sign and say in Chinese "lucky baby". I believe it is more accurate to say "Lucky everyone whose life is touched by Natalie, and lucky Natalie to be the giver and receiver of an enormous circle of love."
On November 7th, I lifted a screaming, terrified little stranger into my arms. Now Natalie and I share a bond which is so tight that at times it feels that we can read each other's minds.
My darling daughter, Natalie Wanhan, thank you for filling my heart and soul with more love than I ever dreamed possible. I will always love you, and not even death can stop your Daddy's deep, indelible love for you.
from: Sue Golden
1 year ago