years ago today, in a hospital 5200 miles away in Krasnoyarsk, Russia,
this precious girl was born! We don't know many details, but we know
that you were a wanted baby and you were loved. We knew that your first
mom loved you so much that she visited you in your baby house during
the first months of your life. We believe she loved you so much that
she wanted you to have more opportunities than you would in Russia, and
so she made the selfless decision to place you for adoption. It wasn't
too long after that when we first saw your picture and fell in love!
Happy 3rd birthday, Emily Alyona! We love you so very much and we are
SO proud to be your parents. You bring us so much joy each and every day
- and we are excited to watch you blossom and grow even more!