Lily and Lyla, the first picture we saw of her. It was actually a video
Saying goodbye to Lyla and friends at the visit to Yangjiang, Guangdong Lyla's parents came to get her the very next week. I can only wonder how it must have been for Lyla after her best friend Lily left.
And today I got a picture of Lily that we had never seen before. The mother of the girl to the right of Lyla sent it to me. It is a picture that was on a camera that was sent to the orphanage for their little daughter. While there they met their picking up their small daughter they met their soon to be daughter. She will be going soon to pick up this sweet girl whom she met while getting her daughter. And the boy on the left. He will be home very soon too. And he will live less than an hour from us!
I told my friend that sent this that Lily looked at the picture and said, "That is not me." She doesn't even recognize herself there. I told my friend that is so sad that she has really just left everything behind and doesn't even want to place herself there. My friend had a beautiful reply that put tears in my eyes. She said,