It really is time for me to go to bed.
I can hear the gentle breathing of Dahlia and the slightly heavier version of Danny as I sit here at my desk and try and drink in the last moments here.
All day long (as I've scrambled to finish up all the packing, closing up the house and gardens, double checking everything we need to bring............) I've tried to register what is really happening. Today is the last day in our home, as a family of three. When we walk through those doors again - we will be four.
And I will be the mother of two (that's 2) children. WOW!
The house is very quiet now (they've gone off to REM now, I guess - or have they stopped breathing?...........no, they're breathing). And I am alone, alone and almost overwhelmed by the awesome event that will take place. A child (someone else's child) is to be given to me - to our family. And we will love her and care for her and be forever grateful for this amazing opportunity.
And so.......I have to stop myself now - 'cause I really don't want puffy eyes in the morning - ya know! And besides......they'll be a whole lot more waterworks in the days forthcoming.
While we're in China, I'll be e-mailing my blogging buddy Doris from 3D and she's been sweet enough to agree to post them to my blog along with some pictures. Google (and Facebook and Tweeter and almost everything) is blocked in China now so we're going to try it this way. So check in often, as I'm planning to record every moment...well...............many of them!
So, if anyone has something they want to say to me - you can leave a comment (I'll read them all when I get back, if I can't access them there) or you can e-mail me - firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll have access to my e-mails all the time while we're there.
Meanwhile.........wish us well, as we finally embark on the second chapter of this most incredible adventure.
See ya on the flip side!