Ok, so I had my Oscar "wishful thinking" night and I am back to reality hit with a houseful of laundry, a few more papers to get signed before next weeks trip, Oh yea...I go back to work this week. I have been off of work due to my surgery. I am sure the kids at the YMCA have already forgotten my name. I hope not, because I love them dearly.
I think I am becoming a chronic insomniac. I used to blame my husband for keeping me up all hours. He is a night owl. Now, it is me. It was 2:00am and my eyes were were wide open. I felt like my mind was the ticker that goes across the screen on TV rattling off the million things that need to be done before Monday's flight to Russia "Don't forget to pack this, don't forget to do this and do that, blah, blah, blah. blah" My mind won't shut up. I am actually getting ticked at it!
Our director from Lighthouse Adoptions
called last night to give us a run down of what was going to happen in Russia next week. Isn't she awesome? She is in contact with us every week and sometimes every other day just to check in even when there was no news. God knew that I needed her in my life. This is such a huge deal in our lives and to have someone guide us the whole way and tell us what is happening every step gives me so much peace. She even told us the directions of how to get out of the hotel and where to go to the restaurants. We know exactly what is going to happen each day. So, I feel so confident in going next week. I don't feel like we are walking in blind. I am getting a little (I said just a little) :) better about the thought of flying. But, there is no help in getting me better about leaving our babies. I know, the are 2 and 5 and my incredible parents are here in the house with them. Our bulldog is at the door at the first sight of problems. However, I think the cat can hurt someone worse than Lilly can :)
We are just so excited now. It is the small stuff that needs to get done. We will be landing in Moscow this time next week. It completely blows my mind!. In exactly one week and 2 days, we will be meeting our future son. Oh my!. There are no words for that!
By the way, I have to say some congratulations here: First and foremost...Congratulations Michelle and Dan for making it to Ukraine and seeing your sweet angel Yana and from what we heard..Yana was so surprised to see you!. I hope that your court date is waived!.
And another congratulations to all of my new blogger friends for getting their agency re-accredidations!!. WOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!. Go Jen
!! Yea Lisa
!!, and even though I haven't officially "met" Rhonda
congratulations to them too!!. That is so exciting. Because, I can only pray that now they can get their referrals and get moving quickly to their children. Our prayers are with you guys!!