Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Procrastination and Butterflies

I really should be packing, or at least trying to check off something on my growing to-do lists (yes, that's plural), but instead I sit on my bed, trying to wrap my mind around the fact that I will be boarding an airplane in just 4 short days to travel halfway around the world and instantaneously become a mother. This morning I woke early with butterflies in my stomach! I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas morning. It's hard to fall asleep, my mind just won't turn off, and I wake early, knowing each day is bringing us one day closer to Mia.

Tomorrow is my last day of work, at least until December 8th. Friday is reserved for last minute details, like having our car seat installed at the Fire Station, finishing packing, and getting the house ready for our house sitter. We are shooting an early wedding on Saturday (in Greenwood, thankfully), and then Sunday morning, Lord willing, we will be on the 6:00am flight to Dulles International Airport. After a brief layover, we'll board our 8 hour flight to Rome at 10:00am. We stop in Rome to refuel, and then spend 6 more hours heading to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We should arrive at 8:20am on Monday morning (really 1:20am here). After some paperwork and lunch, we will head to the Transition home to meet our baby girl. What a day it will be! I will try to post at least once or twice while we're gone, but I've heard the internet is really slow and we only plan to have power every other day, so we'll see how it goes.

I will try to post again before we head out, but for now, I hear my lists calling...I really should get something done tonight.

5 comments:

Mommy KW said...

Oh my goodness- FOUR days!? I am just so excited for you all. It sounds like you have quite the trip ahead of you, although I'm sure it won't compare to the journey you've taken thus far. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot wait to see pictures of you both holding your new baby girl! :)

The Heddleson's said...

Have a safe trip! Thank you for taking our care package and give our little guy a hug. Can't wait to hear all about it, enjoy every minute.

Leslie said...

Wow!!! Although a long trip, what a wonderful gift you get at the end :) I am so excite for your family and will pray for safe travels!

IUgirl78 said...

Oh, wow! I cannot believe you are leaving in just a few days! You, Travis, and Mia will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Amie said...

I pray that the next 3 days will fly by before you know it. I am so excited to hear that you will get your baby girl when you first arrive so there won't be too much waiting once you are there! We pray for the 3 of you to have safe travels and don't worry too much about posting....spend your time with Mia :) Love to both of the Taylor parents and the Taylor baby!