Wednesday, March 16, 2011

It's go time...no...hold up...keep waiting

It is still my habit to check the email first thing in the morning as I eat my oatmeal. I'm not sure why exactly. We've received our referrals already, so I know who our little boys are. Our court date is set, so I know when we'll be traveling to see them. New pictures of them usually come at the end of the month, so I know I can expect them then. I guess my daily email check is just an ingrained habit from all those months of waiting we've been though. More than likely, it will continue to be my habit once we return from court and continue to wait for the US embassy's approval to go back to pick them up.

Every once in a while though, there is an unexpected email pertaining to our adoption. Like the one this morning that invited us to come to Ethiopia now and have our court hearing moved up two weeks. My mother's heart went pitter-patter just at the though of getting to meet them now instead of in two weeks.

But that's when the details, schedule, and reality of life collided with my desire to get on a plane at this very moment to see them.

Plane tickets would have to be changed but the ticketing office is in New York and is already closed for the day...

Plus who even knows how much it costs to change plane tickets to Africa?

Add to the fact that I'm planning a super-fun sleepover party at our house for the kiddos this weekend. Even though they wouldn't be disappointed because their parents haven't told them yet, I would be...

And we're preparing to welcome two new families to our city soon...

In addition to the visitors we have from the states coming through...

Also, I'm traveling to another city to teach a two-day language-learning course...

Did I mention we've got dentist appointments scheduled in Beijing before we fly out...

Furthermore, we've promised our friends moving to town that we'll have some furniture shipped to them from the Beijing IKEA (as if I needed an excuse to go to IKEA!)...

So it will be another two and a half weeks until I get to hold this little hand...


until I get to kiss these fat cheeks...


So until then...

4 comments:

Chris & Sarah Peek said...

Gah, what a hard email to get! Glad that you are content with your decision to not hop on a plane and change all of your plans, B. And I can't wait to see pictures of you kissing those fat cheeks.

Brad and Carrie said...

Ok, so I audibly gasped at the first part of the post. Then, I sighed. Bummer that you can't go earlier, but you are almost there!!!

Susan/Mama said...

It would be nice to think that maybe this means that all the paperwork is ready to go, but then it would be bad to count on that and be disappointed. Ah, well, it sounds like you have lots of things going on to keep you distracted. Can't wait to hear about the teaching gig. Love you.

The Foster Family said...

Ahhh...the waiting must be soo hard. Praying for you~