Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Making a List and Checking it Twice

We are in full get ready mode at our house. We have our visas and we are working on packing lists and gathering our documents to bring with us. I am so anxious about all of this you would think this was my first adoption, adopting Olivia seems ages ago. We are in week two of an estimated 3-4 week wait for TA. We are still thinking that there is an outside chance that we can get there and back before Christmas. I am also trying to deal with Christmas shopping so that if we can go before the holiday that will be all ready to go. Nothing gets in the way of Santa not even an adoption trip to China as always I am sure Santa will pull through.I have purchased some clothes for Matthew but am at such a loss because I have no idea of his size. The height and weight we have is a year old. Having an Asian child I know that she always is very true to the American size for her age so the items I have bought are 24 months and some 2T.If we need to we can purchase what we need in China.
This is the time of the year where my thoughts turn to being thankful for all the blessings in our life. It was this time last year that Steve and I thought our adoption dream was ending and here we are one short year later looking forward to going to bring our beautiful boy home. I remind myself when the stress wants to take over that my life with my wonderful husband and beautiful children is full. It doesn't matter if all of Matthew's clothes in China are too big or small.The only thing that matters is that he feels our love and patience during this difficult transition for him. Our cup runneth over---- Kate.

1 comment:

Wuxi Mommy said...

Isn't it amazing the difference a year can make? In Dec 2007 our Vietnam adoption agency closed, and with it all of our adoption dreams. In Dec 2008, we were also waiting for TA for Maia. Incredible when we look back and think about it all!! You're almost there!