06 May 2011

tripping the light fantastic.

pink

folks, i have just two words for you today: ONE WEEK.


except actually i mean the just two words part metaphorically, as i am not all that famous for brevity.


next friday (yee-haw!) we’ll board that plane (that will take us to our next plane that will take us to the plane after that) which will jet the mister and me to east africa where we’ll get to MEET OUR SON.


i am about two percent panic, a hundred and twelve percent sheer joy. am i ready? i have no idea. but all that stuff is details-shmetails as long as we are on that plane.


i’ll be honest: there were a few times in the past eighteen months when i wasn’t sure this day would ever come. in my more sardonic moments, i envisioned creaking along in our nineties, popping in dentures to make another call just to check how that home study report was coming along. :)


one week is a beautiful thing.


another little gift


elle has passing the time by purchasing a series of smallish gifts for her younger brother, one for every holiday we've spent apart. this here is an easter car (note the green, which clearly means easter). when you are six with a steady allowance and few expenses, you are free to get a head-start on spoiling your younger sibling.


happy friday, friends.


ps baby lily is healing beautifully! thank you for praying and sewing up a storm. :) please stop by lisa's blog to see updated photos.

21 comments:

alisa greig said...

so exciting!!! i'll be praying for your travels and that all runs smoothly and beautifully :)

Jenn said...

EEEEEEEKKKKK! So excited for you to experience your son for the very first time. Praying that it is a fantabulous reunion and that you break the world record for fastest turn around time on an Embassy apt. REALLY looking forward to seeing him HOME!

Lisa H. (Sewing or Something) said...

That's so awesome and so cute what the girls are doing! They will love having a little brother.

rahel said...

That is wonderful news! no wonder you are excited and a bit scared and also very much happy- what a long "pregnacy" that was for you!
Wish you all the best for the trip!!!

happygirl said...

So happy and praying for safety and JOY!!!

Anonymous said...

just got teary-eyed at the beauty of it all.

Love you!

Your shoe sharing friend:)

Hopper family said...

So excited for your upcoming travels! Sheer bliss as you hold him in your arms for the first time. Savor every moment!

Happy packing and safe travels!

Cami said...

Yay!!!!! So so excited for you...

Ostriches Look Funny said...

that's so exciting! I love how she's buying him presents. That is so stinking adorable.

Heather said...

YAY!!!!

hannah singer said...

one week
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
praying for y'all.
love how sister is storing up gifts. green is totally easter-y. nothing better than spoiling the youngers...in my oldest sister opinion:)

Colossians 1:11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy!

lulu and family said...

i can't imagine the excitement in your home. your son away from home is so fortunate, and the day can't come soon enough.=)

Joybird said...

Gahhhhh! One week! So so excited! Getting to meet your son: to hold him in your arms after having held him in your heart for so long! Totally calls for lots and lots of exclamation marks!!!!!!!! (thanks, Elaine Benes)

Fledgling said...

The ten more piggies are coming! Ten more piggies! Ten more piggies are coming!

Ten sweet new piggies!

Happy Mother's Day, you sweet momma!

Shan said...

Happy happy travels, next week and through life.

Rebekah said...

love that first pic, so warm!

excited for you :)

TheUnSoccerMom said...

so excited!!! keeping you all in my prayers! :o)

eloranicole said...

one week for you reminds me the next eighteen months will indeed pass. so excited for you. :)

Lisa H. (Sewing or Something) said...

That's so awesome and so cute what the girls are doing! They will love having a little brother.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

that's so exciting! I love how she's buying him presents. That is so stinking adorable.

Jenn said...

EEEEEEEKKKKK! So excited for you to experience your son for the very first time. Praying that it is a fantabulous reunion and that you break the world record for fastest turn around time on an Embassy apt. REALLY looking forward to seeing him HOME!