Friday, August 7, 2009

The trip

Today we got a big packet of papers in the mail from our adoption agency. I'm always super excited when I open my mailbox and see a big envelope from the agency!

Today's package was a big packet of info about our trip to Korea. It pretty much covered every question we could possibly have about traveling to Korea to pick up Clarissa.

In the middle of the packet were a few photos of the Korean agency where we'll go to get Clarissa and one photo was of the room where we'll most likely see our daughter for the first time. I took one look at that photo and started to get teary. This is actually going to happen. In a few months we're going to fly halfway across the world and sit on that very couch in that very room and meet our daughter for the first time. Thinking about that gives me butterflies in my stomach, tears in my eyes and a smile on my face. I'm SO nervous but SO excited! This is going to be an amazing journey.

In the packet was information about how to choose a hotel, how to book plane tickets, what we need to pack for Clarissa, info about passports and immigration and currency exchange and Korean taxi's and so many more things that I think my mind is going to explode from all the information I processed today. This is actually happening!!

This is an insane thing to say given how long we've waited, but I feel like everything is happening so fast! All of a sudden here we are reading information on how to book a flight and places to visit while we're in Korea and what to expect when we meet our daughter for the first time and I just can't believe that we're finally here! Clarissa only exsisted in my head for a very long time and in a few months she's actually going to be in my arms. We made it!


So ready or not Clarissa, here we come! :)

4 comments:

Dawn said...

One step closer! I feel like I'm right there with you, waiting for the next step. I can't wait until she's home :)

My5Blessings said...

How exciting! It's sounds like your agency is a very good one!

Monty said...

SO excited for you!! Can't wait until you pick her up and we get to 'meet' her!

Rebecca said...

Wow! So exciting! You will be getting your little girl soon!