Kristie, the oh-so talented, cake lady showing her cake! Thank you so much Kristie - you are an amazing friend!
I have been pretty quiet on the adoption front lately. It has been hard to blog about my wait knowing there are good friends of mine going through the hardest time right now. I think of these lovely ladies every day - Steph, Lyndsey, Colleen, Alex, Jen, Bonnie and Kelly (and anyone else who might be caught in Oromia) - know there are so many of us sending love and hugs to you!
It has been almost 7 weeks since we passed court. I did really good the first 4 weeks - there were smiles all around.
Now. the anxiousness is creeping back in.
Last week I was a festival of water works again.
We are ready.
Ade needs to come home.
Our docs should be headed to Nairobi next week if all goes well....and then the final step begins.
It used to take 3 weeks to get a visa and now the new norm is anywhere from 6 to 16 weeks.
I'm not going to set myself up for failure by hanging on to the 6 weeks but I'm also hoping with every fibre of my being it won't be the 16 weeks.
As for Ade's room - well..that is a work in progress. I;m having a hard time with it.
I started cleaning it out - moved the office downstairs and just need to get the big furniture out.
Shopping still needs to be done and I really want to get out and do it but I am still so scared something will go wrong. So I am waiting a bit before I really get into it but I promise to post pictures when it is all done.
It has been a long haul and we both feel like our hearts still need protecting. Logically we know he is coming home but when is the bigger question.
Honestly, until he is in our arms, we won't be able to rest easy.