I can't believe that in two weeks we will be leaving for China to pick up our Pudding! It has been nine long months since we first saw his little face and dreamed of the day he would become a member of our family. Now, with just 14 days left to go, our days are flying by. Between preparing our new house for the big move (this weekend) and gathering documents/packing for China, I don't seem to have enough hours in my day. Instead of getting as much rest as possible before our trip, I find myself awake at 2:00 in the morning, my mind racing with thoughts of things I need to finish. I have been a bundle of stress and felt so anxious and overwhelmed. And then today it hit me: this is ridiculous. Yes, we are moving to a new house this weekend and we still have work to do before it's ready. But this time should be about Chipmunk, Monkey, HotDog and Pudding. My three children at home are getting ready to have their worlds turned upside down; they will be moving to a new home, having both their mommy and daddy gone for 18 days, and getting a new brother. Pudding deserves for his mommy and daddy to be jumping up and down in joy over our impending travel. I go into total nesting mode before we travel on each of our adoption trips. I've been unable to do that since we are moving, but that shouldn't stop me from getting deliriously happy over pulling out my little boy clothes from storage or trying to decide which blanket to take with us, knowing that soon I'll be cuddling my new little boy in it. Today I decided that I'm letting go of all of the stress and worry and simply enjoying these last few days as a family of five.
Two weeks....can you believe it?!?!?