*Updated with Pics
Tomorrow we find out our Embassy Date/Travel Date. I think we’ll either leave the 6th of February or the 13th. In some ways I feel like this is our last “unknown” day without our children. I’m not sure exactly how to put into words but within 24 hours we will know when we will meet our children for the first time. I know there are a few other unknowns while we are in country, but today is the LAST day that I will spend wondering when we get to meet them for the first time. I’ve tried get things in order….and have loosely packed for our trip. We’ve ordered a booster seat for Mastewal, I’ve rounded up shoes to take for Afton (since his size is unknown at this time), and I’ve started to make a list of where things are for Myer here at the house. I feel like there is a lot to do, but really booking the flights and finding a place to stay in Addis are the main things left to do, the rest will fall into place. We still need to get that last round of shots (next Monday for sure :)). It’s really hard to explain how if feels to be in this place. We’ve waited for a long time to get here…..starting the international adoption process over 2 years ago now. We’ve talked so much over the last two years about what is next (after the adoptions are completed) for us. We do know that ultimately it’s not up to us, but God (as we learned through this process). I look forward to the day we step off the plane with Mastewal and Afton and we start our lives here. I don’t have a lot of expectations of what it will be like at this point, I just want it to happen (them being here).
I’ll look for more pics to post (I have to move them over from emails). I hope we do travel next Friday, if not, I may run out of pics of Afton.