Sunday, October 17, 2010

Coming Home

Just a quick update....


We're headed home. Plane is full. I'm totally exhausted. 

(and I soooo get why it's hard to update after you get your child)

I plan on doing some posts later about my final thoughts of Korea
but right now I just want to get on the plane and sleep. 

Charlie's nap time falls around the time we should leave, 
so hopefully he'll conk out with me. 

He's been so good. 
Which I truly think is a miracle of God.
not even joking.

Last night I wasn't sure if he'd go down as easily as he did 
the night before. So after I got ready for bed
I turned out the lights and just laid next to him. 
I touched his forehead, gave him kisses on his cheek,
and then just laid back and looked at him...
waiting to see what he would do.

He stretched out his hand towards and face and lightly 
'batted' at it. He didn't hurt me, but it was almost 
like he was making sure I was there. 

Then after a minute he just kinda rolled over
... and went to sleep ...

amazing.


He's giving me smiles and is initiating interaction. 
He comes to me when I call for him
and stays in close proximity of me 
but he isn't clingy.

I love him very much.

but I don't feel attached to him yet.

but I'm not worried about it. 
I know that it will take time on both
of our parts.

and I'm here for the long haul.

So we have about and hour and half before
it's time to leave. 

I can't believe that we're coming home
and our journey is done. 

But actually it's not done. 

we have our entire lives together

and I can't wait for it to start.

8 comments:

Lindsay said...

You are probably just a few hours from arriving back home. I hope the flight was uneventful and that you got some rest. I loved following your blog while you were in Seoul. It sounds like you had an amazing time.
I am so happy for you. You made me laugh and cry so many times this week. I can't wait to follow the rest of your journey as a family of 4, and can't wait to see Charlie reunited with the rest of his family. I am thinking about you today!

Jill said...

Thinking of you and your family, Rachel! I'm so happy for you! Absolutely LOVED following your blog! Welcome home to you and Charlie! Congratulations!!!!

Leah said...

Charlie is one special little boy, it's amazing how things work out, isn't it? You and your family were chosen for Charlie, from an outsider, it looks as though you all 'fit' together! I've so enjoyed your blog, thanks for posting as much as you did - wow! It was great to see inside an AP's trip to Seoul - amazing! Congrats to you and your family, and welcome home Lesiw, family of 4! :)

scatterbrainliz said...

Rachel - I've been following your blog and cannot get over all that's happened since the beginning of your journey. I hope the plane ride was uneventful and hope Charlie adjusts fairly easy to his new life. Welcome Home!!!

Jessica said...

Rachel,
I loved your post. I hope your flight home was uneventful. I feel so blessed for being a "fly on the wall" on your trip to Korea, to Charlie. Welcome home, to your family of four. I hope to see you soon.
--Jess

JimandJackie said...

So sweet, what a darling boy! Oh course, I have tears in my eyes. Best of luck on the plane!

Kelly said...

Welcome home to you and your Charlie!! Hope you arrived home safe and sound...yes, it is going to take many days before you can actually put into words what this journey was all about...take the time now to enjoy your family and getting to know Charlie..wishing you all the best as you begin this new adventure!
It's been so nice to follow your blog, thank you for letting me be a part of it.
Best wishes,
Kelly

Kelly said...

Welcome home to you and your Charlie!! Hope you arrived home safe and sound...yes, it is going to take many days before you can actually put into words what this journey was all about...take the time now to enjoy your family and getting to know Charlie..wishing you all the best as you begin this new adventure!
It's been so nice to follow your blog, thank you for letting me be a part of it.
Best wishes,
Kelly

 
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