Forever

On January 27, 2009, we left on a jet plane on the most amazing adventure.  It is such a crazy feeling, getting on a plan as a couple, traveling around the world to a totally different culture, meeting your child, and a few days later coming home as a family of three.  Only those who have gone through it can understand the excitement, the fear, the emotions of it all.  I cannot believe it has been two years already!

On January 29, 2009 we arrived in Seoul (crazy time changes made us miss a day, so the dates on the blog are off) – the most amazing city and on the 30th, we held our son for the first time.  To pay tribute to our adventure that we started 2 years ago, Matt and I did something on Saturday that we have been meaning to do for quite some time – We headed down to Waterloo and got tattoos.  Matt got Alex’s Korean name, Kaeul in hangul on his arm.  I got umma, or mother, in hangul on my back. 

For mine, it not only represents that I am now a “umma”, but it also pays tribute to Alex’s other two ummas – his foster mom and his birth mom.  They are a part of me and I am eternally grateful for all that they did for Alex.

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26 responses

  1. Oh yes, and Happy Two Years!! I can’t believe how time has flown since you were in Korea and I read your blog while waiting for Xander 🙂

  2. Love this story, and love the tattoo! over the summer I got the same tattoo on my ankle. I love how you described paying tribute to the other two mama’s in his life. BTW, Brendan’s 2 year Family Day is on 1/23. Our boys must be pretty close in age!

  3. Sorry I’m soooooo far behind on your blog but YAY for this amazing milestone. TWO YEARS?! Wow – time flies. I love your tattoo. I know a few others who have omma tattoos and I’ve always wanted to do it myself but I’m a scare-dy cat. It looks great!

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