Some of you who have followed the blog from the beginning may remember that around this time last year many special things were happening. It was the Monday after the Sunflower Festival in 2009 that we saw pictures of Lucy for the first time and got news that our long wait to bring her home was coming to an end. Brian and I have many fond memories of being at the Sunflower Festival last year, surrounded by all of God's beauty and all those thousands of ladybugs (a sign of good luck in the Chinese adoption community ). We sensed our pending news and were filled with excitement. So we thought it only appropriate to take Lucy to the rolling sunflower fields this past weekend to have our "full circle" moment.
Even though the weather was a bit brisk (15 degrees below average for this time of the year), Lucy enjoyed every minute of it. She is growing to love animals and was quite brave with them, as you can see from the pictures.
As I think back over these past 10 months, one scripture quote comes to mind: