The adoption community is simply amazing. I am so thankful for all the support I have received in the past few days. I'm telling you, they (the adoption community) have it got it going on. My email box is filled with recommendations, suggestions, tips, and the most comprehensive lists you've ever seen. I can't imagine embarking on this adventure alone. Again, THANK YOU!
I have noticed a common theme: pack light! Now, all we need are traveling dates. We're supposed to have them by next week. Man 'o man, the price of plane tickets have sky-rocketed this summer. That's not a complaint, just an observation. :0)
It's a little annoying that life did not come to a screeching halt the day we received THE CALL. My company still expected me to work, my family still needed laundry and meals, my cell phone battery needed charging, and of course, there are blogs to stalk. There were still baseball games to attend, VBS music practice, a birthday party, and two of my kids had recital rehearsals. On top of all that, we are supposed to go camping next week with six other families. Who has time for such things when you are busy jumping for joy???
At least baseball season is over -- and they played a real scorcher today. It was 95 degrees at game time.
The Main Stage recital was tonight and all went great. Garrett showed off his clogging skills and even threw in a couple of jump/kick steps I didn't know he had in him. Nolan played "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" on his fiddle and sang perfectly. (Thank goodness it was not a repeat of his K-graduation act.) So all that is over too. I didn't get photos or videos to post because they were professionally recording the recital and selling the DVD and didn't allow cameras. The security guard (a.k.a. Barney Fife) even singled me out and specifically told me NOT to take any photos or videos and "he meant it" -- yikes, I don't think he even knew I had my camera tucked inside my tiny little purse -- or did he?
My favorite thing about Summer is that we suspend almost all organized activities and slow way down. We continue school work on a much more relaxed schedule. Mostly, we swim, camp, play in the yard, catch lightning bugs, enjoy ice cream or Popsicles, go to Beech Bend Park and hang out with friends during the Summer months. That is why THE CALL couldn't have come at a better time. Traveling during the summer months won't interfere with anything in particular and lots more people are available to help entertain the boys while Martin and I go on this first trip. I know it is so hard to wait, but God's timing is always perfect!
Hopefully, my next post will have travel dates.