A year ago today we got on an airplane and flew halfway across the world to meet our beautiful Clarissa. A year ago today was the beginning of a wonderful journey and I'll be thinking about it a lot this week and remembering all the amazing experiences we had.
I realize that I never finished telling all the stories of our amazing trip, but I'm planning on revisiting it over the next few days. I have pictures I never shared and new stories to share, so check back.
One memory that stands out to me from the beginning of our adventure is how freakin' SCARED I was when we left the house to go to the airport. I was scared to fly, scared to go to a foreign country, scared to leave my boys, scared to come back with a baby who had no idea who we were...I don't think I've ever been as overwhelmed with emotion in my life. A friend drove us to the airport and I cried all the way there. I remember telling Shawn in the car that I decided I'd changed my mind about this whole adoption thing, lol.
I wish I could go back and talk to myself, knowing what I know now. That trip was probably the moat amazing week of my entire life. If I could rewind time and do it again I would do it in a heartbeat. All the things I thought were going to be so scary ended up not being scary at all.
I'll be back hopefully tomorrow with more memories and stories of our trip. I'm enjoying reading old blog posts and looking at pictures and remembering that amazing week. Stay tuned! :)