Monday, December 7, 2009

Addis (All things new)

Istanbul, Turkey Airport

"Has it hit you yet?"

Hmmm, actually.....not really! But it should, right? We are within 20 hours of picking up our daughter and embarking on a new life together. Forever. And that is good and great and wonderful. And I can't wait to see her and hold her and play with her.

But something about this seems so unreal. Maybe it is because of all of the ups and downs that we have experienced throughout this journey. (I'm pretty sure that is why)I think a part of me, even though it is not rational, still might not believe that this is all really happening and that Y really is my daughter until I see her again. I realized this week that it has been eight months since I last saw her. Sure, I have seen pictures, but I see pictures of people's cute adopted kids from Ethiopia all of the time.

The craziness of life in the last month has contributed to the strange feelings as well. I have wrapped up my job of six years (well, mostly......a project or two hang over!), started a new one, and tried to plan for life with a three year old (but how do you really do that?). I was literally sending work emails until the cabin crew forced me off of the computer. And now? Now I am dreaming of macciatos, reunions with friends and one super cute little girl! (added bonus: N's sister, who is working in Kabul, will be joining us at some point on our jouney!!!)

It's all good, it's just all new!

8 comments:

Sam's mom said...

I remember the entire time I was in country (1 month) thinking: "they're kidding, they are going to let us leave the country with him, it's all a big joke." Gregg and I were even looking over our shoulder at Bole, thinking the police would be running towards us at any moment.
But it WAS real. And we are home. And Sam is our son, forever.

Heidi and Mark said...

So so happy for you! If you get this would you mind emailing me? I'd like to ask you a favor while you are at the Gladney Foster Home...

Thanks!
Heidi
heidi dot newcombe at yahoo dot com

Rebecca said...

i didn't know you were on your way yet. so excited!!! sending you love. it's a wild adventure!!!

Rebecca said...

if you can take pics of our little sweetness please do. and hold her and love her for me.

Molly said...

SO excited! I love that you were sending work emails until they made you stop...now THAT'S dedication! ;)

Can't wait to have you and your little one back!

Amanda said...

I think that unreal feeling is probably normal. I can't wait to see some pics of your new family all together. Have a safe and wonderful trip!

los cazadores said...

It's just going to be INCREDIBLE. May you steep in this moment of time and relish every second...

Cindy

Colleen and JF Bertrand said...

It is such a surreal experience! All of these emotions and memories will be in your mind and heart forever for you. They are so special. Enjoy your little girl!