Tuesday, August 28, 2007

7 hours and counting....

Until time to GO!!!
I can't sleep, well I don't think I could, but I can't settle myself down to try. I keep thinking back, to last year, around Halloween, when I looked at Adam and said "what are we waiting for?" and he said "I don't know". We both KNEW it was our time, and that we were doing the right thing. We barely discussed our actual decision, because there was no doubt. November 1st we applied to CHS, and those days and weeks and months of paper and meetings and errands that I thought would never end....did. And here we are. No amount of daydreaming or planning could have prepared me for what it really feels like. I am about to fly around the world to be united with the little boy who is now our son, who will call me mom, who will watch football with his daddy. He will go to kindergarten, and ride a bike. He will help me cook dinner for fun, and play with my friends' beautiful children, and he will ride on his Pop's shoulders. I am going to look into the eyes of his mother and promise her with all that I am to do a job she will be proud of. I will mean those words more fiercely than any other words I will ever say. I am going to watch my amazing husband become an amazing father. And our parents, oh, I can't even begin to explain how we love those 4 people. They have taught us everything, given us everything, and most importantly, they showed us the way to be the kind of families we came from, and dream about having for ourselves. It is because of Pat, and Allen, and Alice, and Bob. We are bringing your grandbaby home!
Thanks to all my friends who left sweet comments today, for thinking of us. I will return the favor for any of you waiting. It's incredible to share this journey with all of you.
And with that,
WE ARE OFF!

8 comments:

Diane said...

That was a beautiful post. You're going to be great parents. Good luck on your trip. I can't wait to hear all about it!

Gypsy said...

ok, officially crying now.

Erin said...

That was absolutely beautiful and touching. I cannot wait to hear about meeting your son for the very first time! Have a fabulous and safe trip!

Laura said...

It's a darn good thing I forgot to put mascara on my bottom lashes this morning. XOXO

gr8dc2b said...

We are so excited for you too. There is no way someone with that little sleep should be that coherent. I will be thinking of you all this week buddy and am a little jealous that you will be having a wonderful life changing time in Ethiopia without me. Your post was really great. I can't wait to hear every little detail!

Jen and Dan said...

And tears...... I have to stop reading stuff like this at work!!!

So happy for you dear and can't wait until your back! I so look forward to the many updates to come!!!

The Blessing that is LIA said...

That was beautiful......and I will be glued to your blog saying prayers and watching the magic unfold. Glad I just found you!

Wendi

Renee said...

OK- I'm really crying, full blown tears- that was beautiful. Heather, I barely know you but from reading your blog I know you are going to be a treasure and gift to sweet little Charlie. You guys are going to be in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you'll be able to post!
Renee