With that said...we have some bags to finish packing, some housecleaning to do, and some other last minute details to take care of before we leave at 3:30am to be reunited with our SON forever!!! Our next post will be from Guatemala as a family of three!!!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
DNA has left the building
and is on the way to the US Embassy in Guatemala City!!!! Expected arrival is Monday afternoon!!! That means we should definitely be seeing PINK by the end of next week. My prediction is a May 12th embassy date. What do you think??? Unbelievable!!
Last night, Jason and I had our last date night that won't require planning and a babysitter! We had such a great time talking, watching our favorite baseball team beat the Yankees, and just being together, amazed, that after 6 years of starting our journey to parenthood we will finally be with our son within a matter of hours. We reflected on what this journey has meant to us, how it has transformed us, and how we feel so incredibly blessed. We had no idea what was in store for us when we decided to start a family six years ago. We had no idea how much our faith would be tested, how much our hearts would ache, and how much it would change us in ways we never could have imagined. We also had no idea we would find a source of strength we never knew existed, that we would experience love that has no boundaries, and that we would be wrapped in so much support by our families, friends, and complete strangers.
So, we toasted to us...to our sweet son...to his loving foster family...to his birth mother...to the next chapter of our lives as a family...to safe travels...to healthy travels...to finding strength...to honoring and respecting one another...to an amazing summer...and, too ALL OF YOU.
There is no way we could have made it through this process with strength, perseverance, and grace without all of you. There are no words to fully express our gratitude for the amazing gift of love, support, encouragement, shared tears, patience, cheers, hugs, that ALL of you have provided to us. You have all touched us soooo deeply and we have learned so much from you. And, I am talking to EVERY one of you: my blogger pals, our amazing families, our friends, coworkers, my carpool friends, and to everyone we have met along way. There were days I was simply unbearable to be around, there were days it was very difficult to even muster up a smile, there were days it was all I could do to get through the hour without breaking down. And, there were days of pure joy and celebration!! Through it all, you stood beside us, cried with us, jumped for joy with us, plotted with us, and held up that hope for us. So, just know that you are in our hearts and we are so lucky to have you in our lives.
So, we hold up a toast to all of you.....(ya gotta love the "Pig Out" above Jason's head!!!)