This is likely the last blog I’ll post before Theresa and I head off to pick up the kids. It’s amazing to sit here and think about all that has transpired to bring us to this place. It’s equally amazing to try to imagine how much things will be changing for us in the next week or so.
Even with all the excitement in and around us, I’m finding myself doing a little bit of mourning as well. It has started to hit me over the past week that I’m actually going to miss Theresa. We’ve been married for 10 years now, with basically just each other to focus on. Now we’re going from just the two of us to being outnumbered 2 to 1! I’m reminded of Tammy’s blog and trying to explain humidity to kids who only know a humid climate. How do you explain a house full of kids to someone who’s only lived with a spouse for this long?!
Our flights and hotels are booked, the house is as ready as it needs to be and we’ve got a bunch of airplane activities lined up. Ultimately, I’m just glad we’re leaving soon, because I might go bonkers if we had gotten to this point and there was nothing to do but wait. I find I’m daydreaming about our reunion even more, picking the nicknames I’ll give them and thinking about the things I can’t wait to talk to them about. I even looked up turbulence today so I could explain it to them if we hit some and they were scared. That makes it sound like I have time to spare doesn’t it?
We’re ready for our kids. Ready to be united as a family, give them big hugs (regularly) and share our lives with each other. We would really appreciate your prayers for travel, paperwork, and more than anything, for bonding. Adoption may be the end of their time at CSC, but it’s only the beginning of a whole new reality…for all of us.