laundry ( that's a constant)
trim Cam and dad's hair
early check in of flights
gas up van
charge all the toys we use (see next line)
pack computer, cameras, game systems for the kids
travel call tomorrow
Packed- 3 bags under 44 lbs, I am SO proud- packed for 5 PEOPLE!! (Am I good or what?)
paperwork together and ready
funds out of bank in nice $100 bills
found money belts
bought and hid surprises for Cam and Kat for staying home
credit card aware we are going on trip, may need to use
my hair trimmed- just trimmed, no perm-at-the-last minute ever again
schedule of household for Grandma printed
underwear packed for whole trip- no Chinese ladies laughing at my drawers this time
set up Skype for net book
I like the DONE is bigger than the Do's:) We are almost there. Everyone keeps asking if I am nervous. Not yet. I mean it's a 17 hour trip, how exciting is that. In the middle aisle on the big plane ride, split up is all we could get, I'm not feeling like it's gonna be FUN getting there. So I fully expect to feel excited after we are there and get up Tuesday morn knowing that's the day, we get our sons in the afternoon.
Then I'll be a nervous wreak. I know it. I just can't even picture what the reunion is going to be like, it's been such a long journey that we weren't even sure we would be able to bring home both boys for some time. So I'm having trouble picturing it. I'm pretty sure Chloe is going to launch herself at them and be like glue to them. Of course! I hope we get to actually touch them:) Say "hi it's us, that crazy family that did come back for ya." That we are thrilled to be back and making them our sons. I'll probably have to cry, more than once.
How will they feel? Well, I am hoping they feel just as wanted as she did. I am hoping they realize we didn't just come for them because she loves them and wants them, that we are honored to be their parents as well. We are happy to call them our sons and want to know all there is to know about them. That they can trust us, we are there for them no matter what.
I've loved them from afar for over a year, felt like their momma already, I guess because they were Chloe's bro's and I knew they didn't have a momma, but now we will be able to actually parent them. It's an awesome, God provided miracle. Soon this picture will be the REAL DEAL..... just 5 days from NOW!!