Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Home in Haiti

We are here at last, woke up this morning for the first day of normal for the rest of our lives. So far Wadley isn't totally buying into the whole "we are not leaving" routine..but he is loving the attention and we are working on the rest. we picked up passprts and visas yesterday.. WOW.. really have them here i our hands and our babies in our arms!! I've pinched myself many times and it ooks like this might be truly real. ANother sureal moment as we got through the airport yesterday with zero problems!!!! Even managed to avoid paying half way down the walkway and got our bags taken all the way to the car with NO fussing!!!! Surreal moment number 3,00004 :0) Had a great visit with new life staff and even managed to speak some creole (well I think that is what I was speaking! ) I do know I understood mush more than I could speak. Breakfast this morning.. Leah's oatmeal... a sign of Haiti for me, I know the children will be jealous when they read ths! A visit to the cresche this morning to get as many photos as video as I can to bring home with me for the parents waiting. I'll be back later because the babies were sleeping when I went down. Talking of sleep, we all slept well last night despite having a few midnight diappers to deal with..and 2 a.m. and 6 a,m..... my new normal. I don't have the ability to up load pictures here so those will have to wait.. I'll hurry home as fat as I can! Wendy

Dallas Airport

Well despite the fog I was in this morning.. we made it! Made it to take off day :0) So here we are in the Dallas Airport, I'm drinking a smoothie and people watching and Steve is finding missions to conquer. So far he has procurred support pillos for my back, a smoothie to make up for the lettuce contaminated sandwich I got at the last airport. (I am allergic to lettuce.. I know.. crazy, but I digress.) He has just returned from having hunted down and captured dual headphones so we can watch a movie as we wait :0) I think he might be ready to sit a while! We have executed this first section of the journey like a military unit on the march... a forced march! Thankfully Steve firmly endorses the "No wife left behind" moto and relieved me of my pack... pull along.. so I could pick up the pace. we have agreed that I can be lead scout on the way home. It seems sureal.. each take off is one huge step closer to our destination. I am exhausted from a very late night trying to tie up the many loose ends. Steve is back from his final mission.. skin the packaging off the headphones .. having got to the meat.. the actual ear phones we are now ready to wtch a movie.. just minutes before boarding!'

Monday, June 4, 2012

Today Miami..tomorrow Haiti..Saturday the Rest of our lives..

The bags are packed, the house cleaned, the meals for this week made and in the fridge and freezer.
The medical power of attorney is signed "just in case" my mother in law and sister in law have to use them. The prayers are said asking the Lord to watch over them so they won't have to use them!

I've packed my bag more times than I can count, the last time because I had forgotten to put in MY clothes :0)

The photo albums to leave with those left behind are all made and the conversation I think I'm going to have all practiced in Creole.

The list of children to take photos and video of is printed and put safely in my bag.

The... I could go on and on.. it seems that now we are down to the wire there are 101 things I didn't think of that need to be done.

But it is all going to fade away in 24 hours when I'm sitting on the swing holding my sons in my arms!!
They getting used to their new normal and me to mine. I have to learn how to not live in the intensity of the adoption journey... I have to learn how to rest in this green pasture,,, and I am ready.

Friends surrounded us today and showered us with baby clothes and books and more importantly with great love. I am so blessed to be right here, right now with people who are as excited about the end of the drama and the start of loving and life as we are!

In two and half hours I have to be up to start my day.. I can not sleep :0) It's like all my Christmas Eve's from childhood pasts have collided in one event and sleep seems beyond elusive.

I have wondered for so long now how this would feel.. and when I get to grips with how it feels I will be sure to let you know :0) Right now I am just too excited, nervous, tired to process it :0)

Love Wendy

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A week today!

One week today (Saturday) and my sons will be home, the air condioning will have been turned way down if not off and we will all be sweating through our first tropically simulated night with the boys!!!!

My Mother in Law and Sister in Law are going to be staying with the children and a frantic house clean/organise has been being done.

Tomorrow I re-pack my bags for the last time so I'm ready to go to the airport on MONDAY!!!!!

My brain is scrmbled with all the thoughtsw and emotions rusing through it so I'll try to put them in order adn share tomorrow.. but for tonight.. LESS THAN ONE WEEK!!!!!