June 1, 2009

Who Knew?



One year ago today we were boarding our Emirates Airline flight to Dubai, leaving on an airplane as two knowing we'd return as three. Talk about surreal. I have zero recollection of the flight, zero. I somewhat recall landing, then cabbing to our hotel where we explored our surroundings, walked the city streets, stumbled upon the Gold Souk, and then quickly hurried back to our bed where we literally counted the nanoseconds until we had to leave for the airport the next morning for our flight to Addis Ababa. It was quite honestly the most non-revelled trip in our history together. We could not have possibly cared less about being in Dubai, that much I remember crystal clear. We had our sights set on the next portion of our adventure...

Who would've known that one year later we'd be wrapping up our evening sitting around the coffee table playing Ash's favorite new board game, Brown Bear Brown Bear. If only he knew how quickly our hearts were palpitating this time last year, if only he knew our anticipation, our fear, our undying devotion to every ounce of his being. But wait, who knew? I think he did. I hope he does. I know he will.

5 comments:

Missy said...

Beautifully written! Makes me so excited for our journey!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you make my heart sing. How cute is the pics, what is the game? Can't wait to play it with you all. Love M

Amanda and Co. said...

I can't believe I've known you (through the blog) for over a year. It's incredible to me how quickly the time has gone. All of our lives are different...
who knew is right.

:) Love the photos.

Gamma! said...

One year ago we could only dream of loving such a precious grandson...and today he has "personalatized" (that's a gamma word for "he's got personality!") himself into our lives and we are so very blessed. Thank you God for having a perfect plan for Ashton's life!

Jill said...

You had me in tears...I remember those same feelings, I don't think they will ever go away.

I didn't know there was a Brown Bear game...that was Mari's favorite book for a long time (until it "accidentally" got "lost" under the couch - you can only read it so many hundreds of times!). The only game she remotely gets is CandyLand Castle. I'll have to look for Brown Bear.