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1 year

June 5th, 2008

One year ago today, we were traveling home with our daughter Sabrina. We spent the day on planes and in airports.


I remember feeling overwhelmed with emotion both when our plane left Guatemalan soil as well when we touched down on U.S. soil. By the time we reached home, I thought I was too tired to feel much else and then I saw this banner (“Welcome Home, Sabrina and Mommy”) hanging in my foyer:


And the next morning, I woke up and saw this:


My little family fast asleep in our own home (okay we didn’t really live there any more but we still paid the mortgage every month and most of our stuff was still there).

I can’t believe it has been a year and that it has only been a year. I can’t imagine our lives without Sabrina. I’m one blessed momma.

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20 Responses to “1 year”

  1. Anne Says:

    Wow, 1 year, sweet pictures!! She is so adorable I can’t stand it!!

  2. juju Says:

    Time flies my friend – so glad she is home where she belongs:)

  3. mama k Says:

    Congrats! Sweet memories.

    Man, we’ve been cyber-friends for a long time! 🙂

  4. Tam Says:

    Wow, a year already! Happy anniversary!

  5. Cindy Says:

    Gosh! I’ve been part of your life for a year now! LOL! Or, I *SHOULD* say… you’ve been part of mine for over a year as I’ve been reading your blog daily! When we “first met”, you were waiting to go to Guatemala, not knowing when you’d be able to bring Sabrina home, and I was laying in a hospital bed just marking the days off. I thank you for getting me through the tough times! I do enjoy reading your writing and just love all the Sabrina cuteness. Looking forward to Tessa joining the family. Happy anniversary!

  6. Angie Says:

    Isn’t it amazing how weird the time flies by yet it just all seems like yesterday! In just 3 shorts months we both we will have received our referrals two entire years ago. It is almost unthinkable to me that all of this time is flying by and our daughters will be 2 soon.

    Anyway, congrats on the 1 year anniversary!!!!

  7. Rhonda Says:

    Oh Michelle, I just love that banner. It is way toooo precious!!!!!! Congratulations on a one year homecoming. It is so amazing how quickly time flies by!

  8. Hadyn Says:


    (Is it weird that I TOTALLY REMEMBER all 3 of those pics from their original posts one year ago?)

    How thankful I am that we’re all on the other side now. To say “it was worth it” doesn’t even cover it, does it?

  9. Debbie Says:

    Wow! It seems like yesterday that you were down there waiting to come home. Happy 1 year home Sabrina!

  10. Kerri Says:

    Congrats on your special day!
    Kerri and Ruby

  11. Bobbi Says:

    I remember those pictures!!! WOW!!! What a difference a year makes. Who would have thought?!??!

    Congratulations on your special day.

  12. Martha Says:

    wow it does just seem like I saw those pics …cuz I have, I finally finished reading all your archives about a week ago so I am all caught up…I have been a regular reader since last fall and I am so happy for your family – congratulations!!

  13. Tera Says:

    It is so unbelievable.

    I have so many different thoughts racing through my mind as I contemplate the homecoming anniversaries.

    You said: “I cant believe it has been a year and that it has only been a year.”

    That is so fitting. What a wonderful anniversary indeed!! Congratulations!! God bless.

  14. MizFit Says:

    it seems like a lot longer than a year!

    I love that next morning pic—-priceless.

    just think, this time NEXT year…..

  15. Pat Says:

    The banner is quite beautiful. You probably know this already, I think Steve is a keeper.

  16. Robyn Says:

    What great pics!! Happy Anniversary!!


  17. Busy Mom Says:

    What a great anniversary!

  18. Regina (FTC) Says:

    Happy anniversary! What a special day for your family.

  19. Jordana Says:

    What a wonderful anniversary!

  20. Denise :o) Says:

    Congrats on your one year mark!! I saw the banner that was made for you and it made me tear up! Very cute!!

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