Friday, April 25, 2008

Less than 24 Hours...way less...



Thought I'd post this pic because it is the very first one we saw of Noah just last month on March 17, St. Pat's Day. And now...

Tomorrow, yes, that's right, tomorrow we leave for Ethiopia to pick up our son! As I write this I am overcome with those ugly cries and sighs of an incredibly happy, excited, nervous, anxious, delirious, hopeful, overwhelmed, elated (still sick) MOM, allowing the reality to set in just for a moment again. This has happened several times today. At Trader Joe's this morning, a little baby girl said 'hello' to me and I started chatting with her. The next thing you know I was chatting with her mom, who had a 2nd baby strapped into her Bjorn who looked to be only a few weeks old. I told her I was leaving TOMORROW to pick up our son from Ethiopia and she was so excited, she started to cry. And then another woman came over and asked all about the adoption and our journey and ended up taking my email because she has a sister who teaches mommy classes. She too was so excited for us. Strangers, ecstatic for us, so wild. I love Trader Joe's.

So I'm just starting to pack. I must be out of my mind. I'm pretty sure I am. I better get back to it. But had to write in for the payoff to say that TOMORROW we leave to pick up our son!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will (believe me) try everything possible to blog from Ethiopia. I hope I can make it work. If not, I will catch up when I return. I hope to hear about a lot more referrals and court dates and successes for those with court dates assigned when I get back! Be well!

6 comments:

Rebecca said...

I just feel elated for you guys! (Almost like it's me going! But, it's not...) And, seriously, if you're sick - I can always travel for you. I really don't mind at all!

Can't wait to see you all together as a family! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

LISA said...

WEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!It's almost time for travel!!! SO excited for you's!!!!

Laura said...

I still can't believe that in just 37 hours you will be in Ethiopia! I think I am "almost" as excited as you! Make sure to tell Noah his Auntie L can't wait to meet him in 19 days!!! Lots of Love, Auntie L :)

Jennifer and Jody said...

Have a SAFE TRIP! Takes lots of pictures...LOTS...and of other babies (one of which just might be ours ya know!)
How cool that you are leaving TOMORROW!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Stacie said...

How exciting! All the best!!

fully operational battle station said...

Oh he is SO precious! Congrats on going to pick him so soon! Enjoy every minute!

Jamie