When the woman returned home with her baby girl from China, she praised God for giving her such a sweet, loving child. Each day was filled with wonderment as she watched her little girl enjoy the simplicities of life, walking barefoot on the grass, picking flowers, chasing butterflies, or playing with an empty bucket which she creatively used as a hat. Mother and child were happy and content. Just one more baby girl thought the mother. One more daughter to love. One little sister to join our family. With that thought, the paperwork was completed and her dossier was sent off to China. Then, the waiting began. One year trickled by and still no baby. The next year arrived, and the waiting continued. Will I ever see the face of my second daughter cried the woman one night? Is this ever going to happen she asked herself. It didn't seem to help either that celebrities Angela Jolie and Brad Pitt were building their own family at rapid speed, seemingly bringing home a new baby on a yearly basis while the woman waited for one more. The wait was intense, but miraculously, the day finally arrived when a Fed Ex truck pulled up to her front door and handed her a package containing information about her new baby.
To be continued . . .