It has been a little over a week since we passed court and it is still unbelieveable everytime I say "my son" or "Our son". We have been so busy celebrating with family and friends. I know I have said it before and probably will say it 100 times again, We have great friends and family. Now it is time to start thinking about travelling. We could potentially travel by mid May. That reality is sinking in. So much to do that I don't even know where to start. Tonight I thought I would start with the donation items. So far we have one bag packed full of donation items (shoes, clothes, wipes, diapers, formula, crayons, etc) and I believe we have made the 50 lb weight limit, though I am nervous to check it. Donation items aren't the cause of the overwhelming feeling though.
I realized we have to pack for a 1 year old child. We have never had a child before, there are a lot of questions running through my brain. What if we forget something we need? What do we need? How much formula do we take? How many diapers? What size clothes? They just keep coming and coming and coming. I know that it is not that complicated. Up until this point this seemed like a dream, I always knew we were going to Ethiopia but until now it was never a reality. We are going to bring home a 1 year old child! Do we have the right things for him, is the house ready? More questions! When we found out we were delayed we kind of put everything on hold. Now need to kick it in high gear. So much to do and hopefully so little time!
Please pray for quick travel dates, we need to receive an Embassy appointment before we can travel. We could find out our appointment on a Monday and travel by Friday. We are getting so excited! I can't wait to hold my baby boy!