Friday, January 9, 2009

One Year Ago Today

What a difference a year makes!!

One year ago today we left for China. It seems like it was only yesterday. Really this past year has been a whirlwind of exciting times and precious family memories. I love to think back about how we felt as we were leaving on our Journey to Hope. Anyone who knows me knows that organization is not one of my strong points...I was still packing at 12:30 am on January 9th. We left for the DFW at 3:30 am. I did get about 1 hour of sleep. I was really much to excited to sleep much anyway.

One of the most important details about our trip that we seem to not talk about enough is our travel companion Jewel. Jewel, Ronnie's cousin volunteered to go with us and help us in any way she could. She took most of the pictures you have seen and was a wonderful source of fun and the perfect shopping buddy for me. Jewel we will never forget your unselfish gift to us and Hope will always always be reminded how precious it was to have you with us when she made our family complete. Thank you again...we love you.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on you're 1st anniversary. Remember it but celebrate the day you got your precious little Hope.
Aunt jan

amy said...

its been awesome following your adventures

Shawnstribe said...

Congratulations to a beautiful family