Thursday, October 7, 2010

A year ago today

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! :)


KrisJ said...

WOW that went by fast!! Congrats!!

Mama E said...

I did the exact same thing on the way to the airport. I was bawling before we even left our neighborhood!!

We are silly mamas! :)

Christine said...

A year already? I'm glad you were able to get through your fears and bring home that beautiful baby girl. I know her life has been blessed by you and I know your life has been blessed by her. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary of having your daughter with you.

Kristin said...

Congrats! I can't believe it's been a year.

I had to laugh about changing your mind.

I told my husband the exact same thing four times.

We were driving to the hospital and I was in labor.

It's a little too late at that point.

Jeni said...

You have inspired me to want to go to Korea so much! While we are living in Guam we have been talking about the places we want to make sure to visit before we move back to the states and I've been telling DH that Korea is top on my list. I know if I don't go while we live here I don't think I'll ever make it. In a couple months I might be hitting you up for tips and advice if we decide for sure to go!