Well, the time has come. We are leaving for a journey of a lifetime. We think everything will get processed in regards to the paperwork that was missing. It's been resent and that's about all we can do, so we are moving onward.
Off to Rome till Sunday and then to Ethiopia. We are excited! However, we are both fighting awful colds. It's unfortunate with the timing. I wish we were more rested and feeling better, but not much we can do. I am overwhelmed with emotion right now. Our journey has been a little over a year in the making since we officially started the adoption process. I have been through every emotion possible during it. I've been brought to my knees with excitement, sadness, hopefulness, disappointment, frustration, joyfulness and on and on. We step forward in the next chapter of our lives not knowing exactly what we will face, not knowing exactly who this little guy is and not knowing really his history. We are traveling across the world to bring home this little soul that our lives have been shifted around. Sometimes just that complex thought stops my breath. We will make mistakes, we will do things right and we will get up when we fall down. Together as a family of 3, I can't wait to see what life holds for us from this point forward. However, we will not do it alone. I truly believe that it takes a village to raise a child. We have received so much love and support from family, friends and new friends we've made along the way. I am forever grateful to each and everyone for their well wishes and excitement. With our "village" of family and friends, I look forward to it all.