Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 16, 2008


This time of year is always special for me since it is the time I met and adopted Duc. I know it was difficult for my mother to be away from family for the Holidays, but I have to admit, I wouldn’t have it any other way. For me, I finally had a family and it didn’t matter to me where I was as long as we were together.

My maternity leave started on Monday, December 15th and like this December 15th a winter storm moved in. Michael picked me up and drove me to my sister’s house since she lived closest to the airport. The roads were slick and I wasn’t sure what I was more nervous about—the drive, the massive change that was occurring in my life, or worrying that the weather would keep us from leaving for Vietnam.

I slept on my sister’s couch that night. Well, I attempted to sleep. I was checking my watch every 30 minutes waiting to get up and finally gave up around 3:30 am. The photo above was taken while we waited to board our flight. I cried as I hugged my sister which mirrored our return as well. I had no sleep, but I was downright giddy.

Two years ago at this time I was somewhere over the ocean en route to S. Korea. I still remember the excitement as we landed in Seoul knowing we were that much closer. I remember the most minute detail. I remember how well I slept—nearly the entire trip between home and Vietnam. For the first time in two years I slept soundly. The end of the wait was almost over.

Even now it seems unfathomable that two years have passed. I remember so acutely the stress of waiting. The anguish as I learned we were delayed. How worried I was for Duc. And here I am. A mom for two years. Where did the time go?


Kelli December 16, 2010 at 10:40 PM  

I wish I knew where the time went, my friend. That time we spent waitng took FOR.EV.ER. And now, here we are two years later in what seems like a blink of an eye. Enjoy the memories.

Anonymous December 18, 2010 at 10:30 PM  

What happy memories!!! Time passes so quickly - except when we were waiting for our little ones! Congratulations on being a mommy for two years!
;-) Kristen

Christine December 20, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

Time does fly once these little ones come home... doesn't it?! Happy Anniversary!

Michele December 31, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

None of us will ever forget the wait, the trip or those first moments with our new little ones. Happy Anniversary!


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This started as my story, but has evolved to OUR story. This is the story of life as a single parent to a wonderful little boy while we wait for baby sister. China LID 2.12.07.

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