Monday, May 16, 2011

I wouldn't change a thing.

I love this experience.  There are so many emotions that go with this step of our journey.  I am excited, exhausted and anxious, just to name a few.  Sid and I are seperately working on checking things off his travel list. For example, get U.S. money, buy cell phone to use in Africa, make sure we have our notarized document for court, the paperwork and money order for baby's sister's visa, phone number for our agency's driver in Addis, etc., etc.   Our list is 2 pages long.  I am taking it all in.  Preparing for his trip, collecting donations and the like all the while trying to live life and keep up on the daily tasks, including laundry (could do without that!), being a mom to a 2 year-old and gardening.  Periodically I calculate what Sid will be doing a week from now (for example in one week he have already held our daughter in his arms!) and I smile. At the same time I get nauseous with anxiety about court.  But I wouldn't change a thing.  This is all about becoming a family.  Our daughter will soon join our family and I wouldn't change a thing.  The nerves, exhaustion and anxiety are all a part of it and I'm taking it all in.

7 comments:

Janice said...

AAAA!!! It's so exciting. Your turn has come and I'm so happy for you guys. Wishing Sid safe travels.

Janice

darci said...

I love that! Me too! It is so great to be where we are! Oh ....and can you email me your list lol? ;)

Maria said...

2 pages wow!! I think i missed a lot of stuff then LOL... you are so close now and with the new timelines, you blink your eyes and she is home wohoo...
Have a good trip Sid and bring home good news!

Maria ( going home Wednesday)

Dianne said...

Such a huge, life-changing time in your life. My heart is so full of gladness for you.

Jennifer said...

I'm so excited for you! I know we are just a few wee paces behind you, but still, reading it from your point of view on this blog makes me sit back, take a deep breath, and enjoy the experience!--Thank you my friend!

turgeonexpansion said...

Wonderful! Fingers crossed for court :)

Erik & Marie said...

Enjoy every moment, hoping for good news and speedy visa!