I just re-read my last post, and realized that it didn't come close to communicating the excitement that Greg and I are feeling right now at this point in our adoption process. I think part of that was because, as I was typing it I was focused on Gabriela, but a bigger part of it was probably that the news still hadn't sunk all the way in for either one of us. Now it is seeming more and more real that we are just about to travel and meet our daughter. Our minds are racing in so many directions. We are thinking about travel, and trying to figure out how to wrap our minds around everything that needs to be done. We are also thinking about the kids, and trying to find ways to make this as easy as possible for them. We are trying to get a picture of what still needs to be done for the adoption. And mixed in with all of this, we are starting to imagine what it will be like to meet our daughter for the first time. Will she be afraid of us? Will she like to be held? Will she be social and affectionate, or reserved and timid? We long for that meeting, but we also dread having to leave her in the orphanage day after day.
Now that we are about to leave, we are switching over to a password-protected blog, so that we can be more open with all of the information about our trip. If you would like to follow that blog, just send us an email, ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) and we will be happy to send you a user-name and password. We will probably still update this blog from time to time, but most of our posts will be on the new blog.
We are so excited to be at this point in our adoption, and we are thankful to have so many supportive people following our story.