I remember it like it was yesterday...riding the bus through the gate of Little Pumpkin's orphanage. It was a hot, humid morning...May 15, 2007. Our first visit was two days before when we met her, the second visit was the day before when I cried because we had to leave her, but today...this was THE day we picked her up in our arms and drove away from the orphanage WITH her.
The orphanage where she lived was poor, but there was love within those walls. I knew her outfit, although not new or fancy, was picked with care...red, white and blue overalls with USA on the straps. How perfect!
If you have been following this blog for long, you know it is a tradition to squeeze Little Pumpkin in those overalls each year in her Forever Family Day :o)
Oh how I LOVE looking back at these pictures!!!
What an incredible blessing.