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Sunday, February 28, 2010

An eternity & an instant

Two years ago, on this very day, we saw this face.

Half a world away, on a computer monitor, we fell in love with our daughter.
She was almost 5 months old in this picture.
When the person you love is half way across the world and all you have is a photo of them, you study every tiny fragment to learn all you can.  I immediately noticed those gorgeous bow-tie lips and her broad nose, that little scathe mark between her eyebrows.  And of course those eyes.  Those big dark soulful eyes.  I wondered what size that big shirt was and where that stuffed turtle came from.
It would be 7 more months till we would hold her in our arms... 7 months that felt like an eternity.

And now two years have passed for our wonderfully glorious special daughter... two years that feel like an instant.

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