We leave in the morning! I can hardly believe it. If only my laundry were finished, I’d be pretty much ready to go.
I’m not sure how I feel right now. Happy and excited, for sure, but I can also say that this past week has been filled with more anxiety than I’ve ever experienced before. I had a bit of a meltdown on Sunday, after my brother’s wedding (which deserves more attention than I can give at the moment – it was truly lovely). I think I had had all of my energy focused on that event, and once it was over, it hit me: We are going to meet our daughter. It was the first time I let myself think beyond the logistics of the trip. I wondered what it would be like to finally meet her, the child we’ve been wanting for so long. And what it will be like to have to leave her behind after spending a week with her. Big thoughts.
I’ve got my packing list and a giant pile of donations pulled together. Now it’s a matter of getting it all into 4 bags weighing less than 50 pounds each, which is going to be a challenge. But we’ll make it work. We’ll have everything packed up tonight, save for our toiletries and our electronics. I suppose I should get off my computer and get moving on this, since we’re leaving our house in 9 hours…
Our internet access will be limited while we’re away, but I’ll post here if I can. You may well have to wait until we’re back, though. The main event – our court date – is on the 23rd. Please send good thoughts our way that day!