Monday, November 7, 2011

It's the final countdown!!!

Yes, it has begun.  That final countdown till departure.  It's hard.  Not going to lie.  Exciting, but hard.  Hard to make sure everything is ready.  Not just for us, or the new kids but the kids at home as well.  Trying to remember all the appointments for when we arrive home & make arrangements for when we get home.  Knowing full well the exhaustion is going to hit us full force after coming home.  yet, that is when we'll need to be stronger than ever.  We'll have 10 kids counting on us then.  Ten.  Some of the medical appointments will of course take presedence over others.  I've made all the important arrangements, managed to squeeze them into the first 3 days of the week.  Wednesday is packed FULL.  You know, the day before Thanksgiving.  Have I even bought a turkey?  No.  Will we have time to get one when we get home?  Probably not.  LOL.  That's not important right now.  The important thing is getting there & getting home safe & sound.  We are almost packed.  I say almost lightly.  We'll be packing up until we leave tomorrow.  Did I get everything done?  Nope.  We're trying.  I hate leaving the house looking like a nuclear disaster but we may have no choice come tomorrow.  We all super cleaned this past weekend.  Does not look like it.  Swept, moppped, dusted, the whole nine yards.  Tried to make sure the kids won't run out of meds while we're gone.  Lots of little details you really don't think about unless you're not going to be here. 

Slowly but surely, we're getting there.  It is so much different this go around.  So many new things.  We're adopting three at once.  We're adopting siblings.  We're adopting from Bulgaria.  We're adopting the oldest children we've ever adopted before.  We're dealing with new medical issues.  So, all these things are new territory for us but we are anxious to start exploring and learn all things new to us.  Our first set of adoptions was 12 years ago.  I can tell you for sure, the nervousness I feel is identical to our first two kids coming home.  Same thing.  My mind is moving a mile a minute. 

Well, I need to stop chatting & get stuff done.  Just needed a quick break.  May have more to come later.  Depends on the time here. 

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