Thursday, March 4, 2010

Can not believe it is almost here!

How is it possible? I still keep pinching myself to make sure that this is real. Can we really be leaving on Sunday? Will we really see Zoe on Wednesday? I am so happy that I will soon be united with my daughter. I have Zoe's items all packed. The hardest thing was picking out which cute outfits to pack. I just need to say I am so excited for all the girlie clothes I have. My friend Jen even made me the most amazing little bracelets for her tiny wrist.
I am just finishing my packing (it wasn't near as fun as packing for Zoe). I have lots of lists and I am slowly checking one item off at a time.

I am also trying to spend as much time as possible doing really fun stuff with my boys! Luckily they travel a lot (Calvin has already been to Africa) they know that we will be gone and home soon. They can't wait to meet Zoe. Tomorrow we are taking the boys to see the new Alice in Wonderland. They don't have school as this week was Parent Teacher Conference. I hope they like it! I hope I can pay attention to the movie! All I can think about is how excited I am to be in Africa.
I will really miss Calvin. He has drawn Zoe and I some fabulous pictures to put up in our hotel room. I will miss his crazy morning hair and all of his silly faces he makes. He has the best laugh I have ever heard in the world.

I will really miss Martin. I love when he falls asleep and is so peaceful. This is one of the few times I can pick him up and just hold him and he doesn't squirm to go play with toys. He is my comic relief and my company all day long. It will be hard being away from my boys.

We are so lucky as my parents are going to be taking care of the kids. Calvin and Martin are so excited that each morning this week they ask if we are finally leaving so they can stay with Nana and Papa.

So soon and I will be incredibly blessed with a beautiful daughter. How am I so lucky?

5 comments:

adopt said...

Congratulations! My name is Elizabeth and I found your blog through another Rwandan adoption blog. We are also in the process of adopting from Rwanda. We will be praying for you guys as you travel to get your daughter!
Elizabeth
www.rutledges-rutledgereview.blogspot.com

Luke said...

Jamie, this is becky fisher, hi! I'm wondering if you can help out a friend of mine who's waiting to hear something but hasn't heard a thing...can you email me? bfisherhb@yahoo.com. So excited for you!!!

Allie said...

I am so excited to hear this news! Give all those sweet babies kisses for those of us still waiting to hear. :)

CONGRATULATIONS!

Rissa said...

I am so thrilled for you. We leave for China on the 17th. I can't wait to see Zoe. Am sending all the prayers and positive energy that I can. Blessings ! Rissa

Lori Printy said...

Jamie can't believe you posted on my blog the morning you are going to Rwanda! I hope you have an auto post of Zoe's picture ready to go. I can't wait to see her and I'm sure I'm not alone.

Your life is about to change in ways you can't imagine. Finally your DAUGHTER but adoption and seeing these kids too. I know I will never be the same. Good luck and God bless.