The Adoption Option

My spot for thoughts, feelings, rambles, and updates as we journey through the adoption process. Highlights: Dossier arrived in Thailand ~ Sept 26, 2005; Approved ~ October, 2005; Matched ~ August, 2006; Referral received ~ January 2007; Traveled & Home ~ June, 2007; Finalized!! ~ December, 2007

Monday, June 07, 2010

All those memories

We've been celebrating here the last few days - and it will continue for the 2 weeks. Tomorrow is Jesse's 3rd anniversary of joining our family. We have a lot of dates to remember and celebrate. Two days ago, is the day we first met. Tomorrow is the day we took custody of him. June 13th is the date of our CAB meeting, where Thai officials blessed us as a family, and June 20th is the day we came home and became a family of 4. The first two weeks of June are filled with wonderful memories and anniversaries....however so are the past 3 years.

Once again, I can't believe it's ONLY been 3 years - Jesse has been mine forever. But I remember our trip like it was yesterday - he was so small and so scared and so sad! His personality today reflex none of that. He's a jumping bean full of energy and laughter. He's a clown and negotiator - so complex we never could have predicted it from those first few weeks.

It's been a whirlwind 3 years and I look forward to the next year and all the years we have to come. I remember with gratitude the TRC and all the love they give the children in their care.