We are down to just nine days. Nine days have to pass and Tim and I will be back on our way to Ethiopia. Imagine that!!! Only nine more days. We have waited so long for this dream to come to fruition, and now, here it is. The little seed planted so long ago is about to burst into this wonderful, beautiful flower - our new family member! Technically, she is already ours, but I can't wait to have her in our home with us, truly part of our family. Getting to know her mom and dad and her brother and sister!
So, for those who have wanted to help with the orphanage donation, I need your donations quickly. We will pack up the totes next week Friday (29th) and will call it quits at that point. Whatever we have on Friday will go over with us. If we don't have it by Friday, and we get it later, we will attempt to send it over with another family. We are hoping to get as much as we can over this time though.
Last weekend we went shopping and I think picked up the final things we needed for Ms. Sara. We got her some more clothes and shoes, a stroller, carseat... all those fun things. Her room has been ready for her for so long - thankfully we didn't have to worry about getting that ready as well. I can't wait to see her tucked into her bed all snuggled up in a pair of jammies, smelling baby fresh from her bath!
It'll also be nice not to have to think about adoption related anything (for awhile :) Over the past three and 1/2 years, I have grown tired of paperwork and waiting, fingerprints and waiting, Dr. letters and waiting, homestudy and waiting, reference letters and waiting, waiting and waiting, waiting and waiting and more waiting and waiting. I think you get the point that I'm tired of waiting. Well, I'm waiting one last time.... nine more days. Nine days until I'm back with my little girl. Then I'll just have to wait a bit to come home with her. And then.... then we go through life together! It's going to be great!!!