Me and Elise! Home at last !
Elise is waiting to meet her mommy!
Kim and Elise all ready to come home
Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in Guatemala
Thanksgiving Day last year Jeff is laying down with Elise while she was taking her nap.
Embassy Day, poolside at the Weston in Guatemala
Kim and Elise on there way to the American Embassy
Jeff and Kim had just brought Elise up to the Hotel room.. this picture is so sad to me. If you look closely you can see the tears glistening on her cheek.. She was so sad to have left her foster mother. Her foster mother did a beautiful job taking care of her and I know that she was loved very much in that home.
Jeff Meeting Elise for the first time his "Gotcha Day"
Well one year ago today Jeff and My Girlfriend Kim few home from Guatemala to St. Louis International Airport at 11:00pm. This was the first day that I met my baby Girl! Oah and she was the most beautiful little girl I had ever laid my eyes on! What and emotional day for me and Jeff.. November 23rd the day Elise came home to us! I remember like it was yesterday, Edward and I drove over to my Dad's house had dinner and then I tracked there Delta flight on the Computer until it was time for us to go to the Airport.. Driving to the airport I was so nervous.. was she going to cry when I touched her or would she let me hold her... yes she did actually come to me and let me hold her and she did not cry.. now the next few days were a bit rough but that night was just perfect! all the stress and anguish we went through with our attorney was over and we finally had our baby girl home! she was 15 months old. and the rest is history folks!