One year ago today, at 12:07pm, the wheels of a large aircraft touched down on a Chicago runway after a long journey from Hong Kong.
The minute that happened, our Kylie automatically because a US Citizen.
I have made several international trips and every time, landing in the US has brought me to tears, but there is nothing…hear me…NOTHING like arriving on US soil after 2 weeks in China WITHOUT your husband and with your newly adopted child.
I knew that just steps outside of customs Steve awaited and I got choked up just thinking about it. I knew once I latched on to him, I might never let go. And I really didn’t want to.
But then, we touched down in Nashville and I really did think I would cry from joy. PURE. JOY. to see these faces all waiting to see this child they had prayed for. My photo calendar has a few of these photos for the month of March because they are so dear to me. So, in celebration of Kylie’s citizenship and surviving a whole year at home, here they are again. (click here to see the blog post about our arrival).
Note: I still cry when I look at these pictures…the smiles…the joy. I love these people.