The Final Countdown

4 days.  We leave for China in 4 days!!  The chart is complete, the tickets are booked, the piles of things to pack are everywhere.  I think this is really going to happen.

To be honest, I’m an emotional mess.  I can go from feeling incredible excitement to being curled up in tears in a matter of moments.  It is all so real.  And so big.

I can’t wait to meet our new little guy.  I’m terrified to meet our new little guy.  I’m asking whether I can do this.  I feel confident that I can do this.  I’m ready to jump on that plane. I’m terrified to get on that plane.  I’m so excited to spend the next couple of weeks with all of my special guys.  I’m broken hearted about leaving my precious girls.

Yep, I’m all over the place.  That is me.  My husband once said to me, “You have a lot of feelings.”  It has since become a joke between us because yes, I do have a lot of feelings. He can have a hard time keeping up.

What I do know is that for the last 10 years we have been building our family.  In a very short time that era of our life will be over, and we will be focused solely on raising our family.  It is a bittersweet feeling to know that that time of our life is over.  Mostly sweet I think.

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This little guy will soon be Kai.  Our youngest son. A beautiful grandson. A spunky little brother.  A sweet cousin.  An adorable nephew.  He has so many people eager and ready to love on him.

Bring on this next adventure!

 

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5 Responses to The Final Countdown

  1. Sarah Cook says:

    You know we will be thinking of you. Kai looks so sweet. He has no idea of what life is about to bring him, as you have no idea about what he is going to bring you. Godspeed.

  2. Karson Beaty says:

    Oh, Em, I love you and all your feelings so much! Always have and always will! I also love your sweet family. You’re always in my daily prayers, but I will definitely be increasing those during your travels and this new phase in the life of your family. I miss you like crazy! I hope we can catch up when you get back. I can’t wait to meet your newest son! I love you, my kindred spirit ~ more than you will ever truly know! Love to the rest of your family and extended family, too!

  3. Virginia Marciano says:

    Hello, you don’t know me but like you I followed little Yi on Littke Flower Projects and prayed for him. I am thankful he is going to what seems like a wonderful family. I am a single parent, by choice and have two adopted boys. One I adopted at age nine out of foster care and the other from Vietnam as an infant. Children fill your life with unbelievable joy. I would have a dozen if I could. I am so very happy for you and your family on this next journey and wish all the best.

  4. Virginia Marciano says:

    Hello, you don’t know me but like you I followed little Yi on Little Flower Projects and prayed for him. I am thankful he is going to what seems like a wonderful family. I am a single parent, by choice and have two adopted boys. One I adopted at age nine out of foster care and the other from Vietnam as an infant. Children fill your life with unbelievable joy. I would have a dozen if I could. I am so very happy for you and your family on this next journey and wish all the best.

  5. Kelleyn says:

    He is so dang cute!

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