Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Yes

We're about to go away for a few days, and I really shouldn't be on the computer at all; I should be packing, or at the very least pretending to pack. But it's impossible not to mark this day. A year ago, on 25 August 2010, we found out who our babies were going to be. It wasn't a one-instant finding out, but this was the day when we found out the answer was yes. The picture came the next day.

At the time, obviously, we couldn't post it. And then when it was legal, because we had passed court, we were in Ethiopia and juggling trying to care for them with trying not to go crazy, and I never got around to posting what we saw, the first time we saw their faces.

So, a year later, here it is. How I obsessed about this picture. Who was who? (Her on the left, him on the right). Did she really think she was an extra in the 'Thriller' video, or were her hands just naturally claw-like? (neither). Was there any hair underneath those hats? (not really). Did they expect me to keep up the matching outfits? (thankfully not).

Would we fit together? Could I love them? Would they attach to me? Would a day come when these faraway faces would really be part of our family? (Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes).

Yes.

Yes.

A thousand times: Yes.

11 comments:

  1. oh happy day for you!

    my heart has now melted a little more today since you posted that picture.

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  2. Do they know you've posted this picture of them for the world to see that misery and puzzlement on their faces for all time?Did you get their permission?

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  3. can't believe it's been a year. happy memories. love to all.

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  4. "Did she really think she was an extra in the 'Thriller' video, or were her hands just naturally claw-like?"

    BwwwaaaHaHaHaHaHa! And congratulations on one year together.

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  5. Congratulations! And... wow. A year!! Just past that myself... never really reflected on it... wow. THAT IS HUGE

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  6. hmmm....I love it for you and your husband and for them! What a beautiful pic...rejoicing with you!

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  7. Okay, today your hair question is making me laugh because my hair is AWFUL today.

    Nevertheless, I can't believe it's been a year! And YES they are all that and then some!

    Have fun on your holiday :)

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  8. I can just imagine you staring at that photo with all the wondering going on in your head. They were beautiful then.

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  9. Oh, how precious! I totally understand the obsessing, and I cracked up at the Thriller thought. haha! Were you right about who was who?

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  10. So sweet. Wonderful memories.

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  11. A thousand times yes on how adorable those babies were/are! Such an exciting memory!!

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Over to you!