Sunday, January 30, 2011

Little busy

Hard to believe that in three weeks we will be in Zhengzhou.

In three weeks, we will be just one day from meeting our beautiful daughter.

In three weeks, our daughter will be an orphan just one more day.

Between now and then...

We've got a little packing to do.

And a whole lot of planning for childcare for B, K and D!

For the 16 days that we are away we are testing the "it takes a village" philosophy.

Primary caregivers will be my parents who will stay at our house with the kids on the weekdays. On the weekends, the kids will stay with my in-laws.

I have friends that are helping out mid-week to give my parents a break. I have friends providing after-school childcare and friends doing pick-up and drop-offs. I have friends that have volunteered to make sure our driveway gets cleared if it snows. I have friends that are allowing us to use a spot in their driveway to park S's car... so there is room in my driveway for other cars. And the list goes on and on... We are feeling so blessed to have so many supportive friends and family without whom this would all be impossible.

I have contact lists to make for schools. And asthma treatment instructions to make. I have doctor's appointment to make. And doctor's appointment to cancel.

OH and I have to go to work. And Steve has to work TWO jobs.

Meanwhile, life goes on for the three kiddos.... cub scouts, daisies, basketball, birthday parties and school projects.

Needless to say... it's a little busy.

But, so amazingly good.


  1. I SO remember the days before travel and they can be quite stressful but the best advice someone gave me~ Live just for today because once you have little G, your life will never be like it is now~ savor the moments with your family and dream of precious G in your arms. SO excited for your family and can't wait to follow your journey!!!
    Blessings and Joy!

  2. Oh be still my heart she is Beautiful!!!! You are going to have such an amazing time in China! Take everything in and enjoy every minute!