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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Travel Packet Received and other *stuff*

Yesterday we received our official travel packet for our trip to Ethiopia! Can this be real?! I still feel like I am in a dream!

I think I may have read all the info about 1000 times and have already faxed our travel coordinator the necessary stuff so she will have it first thing tomorrow. We still do not have tentative travel dates, but we do know travel will likely be 2 -3 weeks after our court date on May 5th!
Ok, I must confess...I went to JC Penney and bought several summer outfits, as they were 55% off AND I had a 20% coupon. I will post pictures later. I keep picturing the clothes on him and how amazing he will look with his chocolate colored skin in the colors I chose. My only concern is size...even with an approx weight doesn't really let me know for sure what size he will be (Rachel at the Transition Home said the weight isn't 100% accurate, because the scale is off and they have to prop the babies up on it to weigh them). I am just so glad that all the updates have stated that he is healthy!
This Tuesday we are meeting with our Pediatrician to go over some stuff and ask a million questions. I am looking forward to this meeting...another thing that is making this seem so real! Paul & I are going to sit down tomorrow evening and list out our questions so we don't forget anything.
I find myself excited and nervous all at the same time. My stomach has been on edge all weekend, especially when I think about the court date. I keep reminding myself of Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
Thank you, Lord, that I can place my trust in You.


Jill Coen said...

Holly, I know, it's absolutely overwhelming! That travel packet somehow makes it "real". You will be holding Nathaniel in NO time!

love, jill

Sherry said...

Holly - Soooo exciting. We are already praying for your May 5th court date. Trusting the Lord that all will go well and that you will have your little guy within the next few weeks.

Sherry Semlow :) AWAA YG

shawn and tisha said...

That's so exciting! :)