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.