Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One Year Ago

We received the coveted email from the US Consulate in Vietnam saying we had pre-approval to complete Drew's adoption. It was the most joyous email ever. We had been waiting TEN LONG months to travel. The agony fades once you have your child in your arms...but you never forget. Just like we'll never forget the 11:15pm phone call from Jynger saying CHECK YOUR EMAIL. She said she had never called a family that late before, but she knew we'd want to know. We wouldn't have cared if it had been 3am. Did we sleep that night? Heck no...too excited to sleep. In a little over two weeks we'll celebrate our first Gotcha Day with Drew. What a year it's been.

Andy, Jill and Layne Nhi....we're so glad you were on this journey with us in Vietnam. Hard to believe it's been a year. We love you guys!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day! SO glad you are home with your forever family!

Julie & Patrick said...

It is hard to believe your boys and been together for almost a year all ready!

What a beautiful family you have, Nadra!

Julie R

Jill and Andy said...

I can't believe it has been a year either. Looking at all the pictures and videos, it is amazing how much the kids have changed and grown. What a wonderful time to celebrate!! Wish we were closer to share the day together, but know that we love you guys dearly, and cherish the memories we have of sharing the joys of meeting our children together!!!