Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Across the Atlantic

As Frederick the frog and I flew across the Atlantic and past several time zones, we watched the sun and waited for darkness to fall. Who knew that a day could be so long and the Atlantic ocean so large? Norway turned into Amsterdam, then Atlanta and finally after 18 hours Denver. It was almost midnight and I felt like Cinderella going to the ball, almost afraid that at the stroke of 12 my fairytale would disappear. 
Jet-lag followed me off the plane and into the airport terminal where my son and his girlfriend were waiting for me. Finally I was going to meet my son, and when I put my arms around him I knew that a part of me that was lost had come home. After almost 35 years the image of a small baby boy behind a glass window was replaced with the warm smile of a man excited to meet his mother. There are no words that could possibly describe the emotions that filled that first embrace.


It has only been a few days since I arrived in Denver. I am still adjusting to the time difference and although I feel tired all the time, sleep does not come easy. Sleeping seems like such a waste of time. Denver is a beautiful place. The weather is fantastic, the mountains majestic but for the time being I cannot seem to concentrate on any of that. I am too busy with the most important thing Denver has to offer and that is getting to know my son. 

9 comments:

Michael Di Gesu said...

HUGS! HUGS! HUGS! from across the country. Your son has an inner glow and I can see you holding back the tears... LET THEM FLOW BABY! One comes to my eye right now just seeing the two of you together.

I am so happy you made it here safely.

Drop me note when you get a chance...

Your loving bro...

Susan Kane said...

He looks so much like you! How wonderful!

Denver is a wonderful city in an amazing state. Enjoy your time together.

Melissa Bradley said...

How beautiful this picture is. I am so happy for you and your son. It's so wonderful and amazing that you get to know each other after all this time. Much happiness to you both.

Linda H. said...

Enjoy your time together. Have lots of talks. Take plenty of pics. Create memories to last.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Look at the two of you! Enjoy your time with him. You can sleep later.
And you look really good for being on a plane that long!

Kara said...

As an adoptee, I can well imagine the joy of your reunion! How wonderful for you both!

julie fedderson said...

Beautiful! You both look so happy, so at peace. Enjoy the time together.

Christine Murray said...

You can see the emotion in that photograph. So glad it's worked out, and I hope you get to make the most of every second you have together.

GigglesandGuns said...

I am crying happy for you guys.
Sure is easy to see you're related :)