She is my first...everything.
First child...First responsibility...First adoption...First time out of the country (when we traveled to China back in 2005)...First time I have really been scared...First miracle.
One word to describe Francesca is...passionate ~ about everything! From having her sleeves being rolled up, to how her socks are fitting on her feet, to knowing that I am sad & knowing how to make me laugh, she is my Francesca!
This little girl who came into our lives as a baby and is growing up way too fast for me. She also has changed me as a person and gave me a wonderful gift as well, motherhood.
Francesca, I so want you to always be passionate about life! Don't ever let anyone try to change you. You are my ray of sunshine on that cloudy day. One smile from you makes everything in my life just perfect. I know I'll never be able to tell you how much love I hold in my heart just for you so I am going to borrow the favorite page from our special book ..."I can't imagine life before YOU came along...me there singing senseless, no meaning to my song. Call it meant to be or simply blessed fate, you fill my heart WITH LOVE and for the I celebrate".
(I Love You So...by Marianne Richmond)
You are my little girl who does not like to to try anything new.
You are also my little girl who still loves to hold my hand at all times.
You are my little girl who did not like me at first...in fact it took us almost 8 months after we arrived home to fully bond (and I so remember that day very clearly) but with lots of LOVE and DETERMINATION (from me) you gave in and accepted me as your mother...
You are my Francesca Mei.
and for that is reason enough to love you ~ always...
(oh how this little girl of mine can take my breath away with her beauty)