609 days was the amount of time that Coppelia spent in South Korea….and today she has been home 609 days. Tomorrow she will be home more days than she was in Korea. And while in the years to come those 609 days will become a smaller and smaller percentage of her life they laid so much of the foundation of who she is and how she responds and the framework for her life. There is a lot that I don’t know about the first 50% of my daughter’s life and never will. I know and have walked in the home she was in from about 3 months on. I’ve walked the streets and seen the sites and looked at the photos of her early days. But so much is still unknown and always will be. And that’s just part of the hard reality with adoption. She has grown and learned so much in the time that she has been home and she has so much learning and growing yet to do. I look forward to journeying back with her to Korea some day and seeing her experience her homeland again. So thankful for these past 609 days and really all 1218 days of her life so far and so thankful I get the amazing opportunity to be her mommy.