Adoption Journey — Day 579

So, I expect people have been coming in here today to see the Friday Fun. But there is no Friday Fun today.

Just this morning, we got the call. One year, 7 months, and 1 day after we started this journey — our daughter’s visa came in. The paper chase is OVER! We are able to travel to Ethiopia and bring our daughter home.

We spent much of the day getting travel arrangements made. We will be leaving as soon as humanly possible, which will be in early September.

I cannot believe we’ve made it.

I cannot believe that we will soon have our daughter home with us.

I cannot stop alternately crying and giggling like a crazy person.

I cannot believe how nervous I am.

I cannot believe we will finally be parents.

I cannot stop smiling.

This certainly is up there on our list of Best Days Ever.

So, no Friday Fun today… but I am sure you’ll understand.

14 thoughts on “Over

  1. Well, I would say that is a pretty Fun Friday!!!

    Congratulations you guys! We are so excited for you to bring your daughter home 🙂


    Rana and Yvan

  2. Thank you! Now we have the rush to get ready! The good news is, we also got updated photos and height/weight yesterday, so we know what size clothes to pack!

  3. WOOT!!

    I would definitely call this a Fun Friday!! Congratulations guys. Your final countdown is officially on. 🙂

  4. Oh what a fun friday this is! I am so happy for you guys! Soon you will be holding your precious daughter in your arms.
    Have fun packing and enjoy the new photos.

  5. WHAT????? WOOHOOOOOO!!!!!! I am so super stoked for you!!! What amazing news….the news we all wait for, the day we can bring our babies home!
    How deliciously wonderful and I can’t think of anything more fun for Friday then this!

  6. Waaaahoooooo and congratulations!! This is by far better than the usual Friday fun!!

    Happy planning! This is finally the last of the countdown!! Finally you will be able to let your mad waiting skillz fall into disrepair! YES!


  7. Thanks guys! We’re pretty excited, and just a little panicked (in a good, “holy-crap-it’s-really-happening-isn’t-it” kind of way), ourselves.

    We have 2 weeks to get ready, and then we’re off. TWO WEEKS.

  8. Oh WOW! Congrats! That’s amazing news! Just think – 2 more weeks & she’s in your arms…. Makes me teary just thinking about it.

  9. Hey Janna! Hard to believe, isn’t it? Never thought we’d get to this point… And it’s only now that we’re coming to the “OMG-our-lives-are-COMPLETELY-going-to-change” part of the show. I mean, we sort of knew all along, but now it’s suddenly really really REAL.

    I think once we’re back and settled, you and I and The-Artist-Formerly-Known-As-Mystery-Baby should get together for coffee and you can see what you are in for!! 😀

  10. You’re on! I’m actually glad I’ve got a while to go yet, so I can get used to being around babies before I have one of my own. Luckily, my brother & his wife have obliged me by getting pregnant & being due next April. Perfect timing! I’m hoping our kids will be around the same age. My mom’s gone from no grandkids to 2 grandkids on the horizon. To say she’s happy is an understatement!

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