Wednesday, July 14, 2010


THEN . . . .

Today we celebrate our 1 year Gotcha Day with our son, Nicolas. It is hard to believe that it was a year ago today that we became Nick's parents. I remember the day so clearly because we were worried that the foster family wouldn't show up with Nick because they weren't there when they were supposed to be there. It was a scary thought being in a foreign country and not knowing the native language. Then they all showed up, speaking only Chinese, and all we could do is smile. Nick was very receptive to us and very animated and in love with his foster family. But he left with us without turning back. For a couple of weeks it was tough because he cried himself to sleep every night and that broke our heart because we couldn't console him because we didn't know what he was saying and he didn't know what we were saying. Just lots of hugs and love.

Now a year later he is completely fluent in English and adds a little zest to our family. He is smart and funny and adorable. Even with his two front teeth missing. We are very blessed to have him as part of our family.

Next year we are going to be able to celebrate this special day with our good friends the D'Aurias. They are in Taiwan right now picking up their new son Owen. And today, like us are celebrating a Gotcha Day.

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