8/09/2013

Love at First Sight: Powerful Photos Of Meeting Our Daughter

It seems like yesterday...
Adoptive Parents Meet Daughter
We anxiously walked into a hospital nursery hundreds of miles from home with only 1-hour of sleep.
Adoptive Parents Meet Daughter
Our hearts raced as we laid eyes on our 2-day old daughter for the first time.
Adoptive Parents Meet Daughter
She was beautiful and perfect and swaddled tightly inside her bassinet.
Adoptive Parents Meet Daughter
It was 3:00 PM but time stood still when we laid eyes on our beautiful baby girl for the first time.
Adoptive Parents Meet Daughter
We couldn't help but smile when we held her little hands.

It didn't take long for us to fall in love with this sweet baby.
Adoptive Parents Meet Daughter
No words could express what it was like to hold our daughter for the first time.
Adoptive Parents Meet Daughter 
I physically felt God tell me:

"I told you I didn't forget about you...
That I had something much bigger planned for you."

It was clear to us that she was the child we prayed for.
Adoptive Parents Meet Daughter
Olivia Grace was the little girl we waited for.
Adoptive Parents Meet Daughter
She is our treasured daughter we fell in love with at first sight.

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Photos: Isadora Photography

12 comments:

  1. Visiting from the adoption love link up! What adorable pictures and adorable little girl!

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    1. Thanks, Megan!

      Happy you made your way here :)

      Shelley

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  2. found you from Many Sparrows. these pictures are so sweet!

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    1. So happy you stopped by, Natalie!

      Thanks for the sweet words.

      Best,

      Shelley

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  3. Oh this post has me in tears!! What a beautiful little sweetheart. The pictures are wonderful and have captured such an amazing time!

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  4. Precious! :) It must be so special to get to start with newborns. Exhausting, but blissful, too.

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  5. So perfect! I love that you were able to have someone photograph your first moments meeting your sweet girl.
    Found you through the AdoptionTalk link up- off to read more on your blog!
    Amber at OurCharmedLife.net

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  6. Oh my goodness. She is beautiful and perfect. <3 These photos and your story are amazing.

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  7. What a beautiful girl. Thanks for sharing your story and the amazing pictures, too!

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  8. Wow. What a beautiful, little girl. Love al the photos. As a foster family, we must remain anonymous and can't post photos, so I doubly enjoy looking at others' gorgeous snap shots. So glad to have found you through Adoption Talk.

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  9. Beautiful story! I have goosebumps and felt like I was in the room. Thank you for sharing and I am glad to have found you throught the Adoption Talk link up. Please keep joining us!

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  10. Beautiful way to present your story! Glad to have found you on the Adoption Talk Link-up!

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