Monday, November 29, 2010

The Day After Tomorrow....

I am going to Ghana!!! I will leave Wednesday afternoon and get there Thursday night!

I am SO excited to finally see my kids! And nervous. I hope they like me!

It's kinda confusing though, this trip. I don't have a court date. I will be meeting with social welfare sometime after I get there. Then (if they like me, I guess) I will stay there and wait for a court date. I've never heard of anyone doing this before. If anyone else has, please let me know!

Also, please pray for me while I'm there. I've never been away from my daughter for so long! (ESPECIALLY during Christmas, which is totally OUR time!) And since I will be there for an undetermined amount of time, feel free to donate to my broke mama fund! I was told to plan to be there for at least 3 weeks. I'm guessing it'll be awhile since it's during Christmas and New Years! Ugh!

And one more thing- Delta's 65% off adoption travel is a joke. It's only discounted from 1st class tickets, which are like $7,000! So it's more expensive than the regular fare! I was totally counting on some $500 tickets, so I'm mad about that!

But, regardless of how much I'm gonna miss the other half of my family, and how broke I'm gonna be when I get back, I am ECSTATIC!!!! Hopefully I'll get to post some pictures of my (big) babies soon!

Monday, November 15, 2010

One Fine Day....

I spoke to our adoption agency today. They said that they have officially requested a court date for us! I hope it will be soon because I am SO ready! My suitcase is even packed. (Well mostly- I'm guessing I need to bring only dresses. Guess I better find out for sure!) I've bought Goodwill's entire dress rack pretty much!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Writing Prompt.....

So the writing prompt for today on is :

"Tell us the story of a piece of jewelry you own. Where did it come from, and what does it mean to you?"

I'm totally NOT dedicated enought to write about a prompt every day for a month. But this one I can definately do!

My favorite piece of jewelry is a necklace. It says "Expecting from Ghana".
It came from a dear friend on the other side of the country. I have only met this friend online, but she probably understands me more than any of my 'real life' friends right now! She wore this same necklace while she was waiting for her child to come home!

This necklace means ALOT of things to me. Mostly it means hope. It reminds me that my children WILL come home. Her adoption process was very similar to mine. (Very long, drawn out, and frustrating. But then again- whose adoption isn't!?) BUT- her child DID make it home. And it just reminds me that one day my wait will be over too!

It's really cool to be wearing the exact same necklace someone else wore while waiting for their child from Ghana!

So there you have it. Can't believe the first writing prompt I found was something so easy!!!