When we first saw your beautiful face and found out when you were born, I couldn't help but wonder - What were we doing the day you were born? My only way of keeping track of time (at the moment) is through Lilah's blog, so I went back to October 2010 to see what we were up to that month. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I'd actually blogged on October 1st 2010, the day you were born! Lilah and I had been at the adoption playgroup that Friday and then we'd stopped by the Superstore to buy a Fall pumpkin and a potted Chrysanthemum! Imagine that, shopping for a Chrysanthemum on the day you were born. I bought Lilah a book recently, called Orange Peel's Pocket, it's a lovely book about a little girl that learns about the country she was born in - China. In fact, in the book it refers to some of the things that originated in China... and yes, Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China and were later shipped over here! And another little fact is that Chrysanthemums are often called 'Mums' (a British terms for Mama!) and are a beautiful reminder that Autumn has arrived. My hope and prayer is that my baby girl - Phebe - will be home for her 2nd birthday, just before the arrival of Autumn. And that she'll even get her photo taken with the Chrysanthemums, just like her big sister Lilah did, (well... maybe not so 'big' in this picture!), when she came home from China! We think about you and pray for you every day Phebe Jayne - we miss you incredibly.