On this day, five years ago, P and I went to visit a friend of ours who had given birth to a little girl a few weeks before. It was a spur of the moment decision to go and see her, but I really felt I ought to take a present. I ran to the drawer and took out the little pink outfit I’d bought when we first decided to adopt again, two years before. It would be a bit of a wrench to give it away. I’d bought it full of dreams of a little girl of my own. Our allocation was imminent, but we’d been told there was no likelihood of being allocated a girl, so there was no point in keeping it. I knew I’d love a little boy just the same. I wrapped the outfit up in pink paper and gave it to our friend for her beautiful little girl.
On this day, five years ago, a little girl was born in Korea.
Happy Birthday, gorgeous girl!