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June 7, 2014

Travel Approval & Coming Home!

I have news! We received our travel approval earlier this week, and we leave in 25 days to bring our son home. 30 days until we meet him. 40 days until we are home together.

During our last adoption I had this feeling. I couldn't really pinpoint it. It was kind of an anxious/depressed/nervous/excited feeling. I could feel it building every day…since the first day we saw our daughter's face. 7 months. This time is no exception, except that I think it's worse. It's been over 10 months since we've seen our son's face. He's older. He's been in an orphanage longer. More of his story is unknown. He's been asking when we are going to come bring him home. He's a boy! What am I going to do with a boy?

I also remember the feeling I had when we were finally home with Lydia. When we pulled into the driveway with all four of our kids in tow. Safe and sound…and home together. It was like an immediate burden was lifted from my shoulders. I didn't realize what I was carrying around with me for 7 months. No wonder I was sort of grumpy (just ask my Dad). I've tried to be better this time, understanding a little more of what is going on. Clinging to the Lord and his promises a little more. But let me tell you, I can't wait for that moment when we pull into our driveway, and we are home together.


This is the page I scrapped about the moment we were home with her. I can't wait to scrap about the moment we are home with our son.

Artsy Journal Templates 4 by Scrapping with Liz
Tracie Stroud Kit - no longer available
-Liz

3 comments:

Grace said...

Congratulations! I've been following your story and I, too, can't wait for your family to be together soon. It's the anticipation and the unknown that make us all a little grumpy when something exciting is about to happen. Just know that it's going to be amazing! Hang in there! <3

Courtney said...

I know the kit isn't available, but which one is it? It's adorable!

Elizabeth Albers said...

Grace - Thank you!

Courtney - It was Art and Soul

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