Mision Cumplida-One Year Later

One year ago today we woke up at 5 am to prepare to meet our son for the very first time. Exhuasted from the 12 hour journey we took the day before and a night of catching up with Andres and Martiza we were functioning exclusively on anxiety and coffee. I will never forget the look on Andres' family's face as they said goodbye to the three of us that morning, knowing we would be coming back home later the day with our son. We were taken to a small room and given a pep talk/information. We signed some documents. It was surreal and scary.

And then they gave us a child.

Can I repeat that?

They gave us a child. To stay with us forever. For the rest of our lives.

The first year was very, very hard.

Because becoming a family is hard work.

But now, a year later our house is full and so are our hearts.

Thank you for sharing the first part of the journey with us and supporting us along the way.

Love, La Superfamilia Perez

Posted on December 21, 2010 and filed under Adoption.