Well, with the time change I assume that Clarissa's Visa Interview is already over, which means that now we're just waiting for the agency to call and tell us to come to Korea! That could happen any time now. I expect it either today or sometime early next week.
I have SOOO much to do and so much running through my head right now! I've got to pack, make travel arrangements, finish getting the house ready, I still haven't bought gifts for the foster family and my Korean friends family, I need to buy a few baby things to take on the plane for Clarissa...my lists are endless.
Holy crap, I have to fly on a plane! I hate to fly. :( I've never been out of the country before and I've never flown over the ocean. My stomach is in knots just thinking about it. Thankfully everyone keeps telling me how much fun it is to fly Korean Air. Apparently the service on those flights is amazing. Much different than the short domestic flights I've been on.
I think I'm going to be a nervous wreck until we leave! I woke up this morning with butterflies in my stomach. It really feels surreal. We've been waiting for this for SO LONG. But I think because we've been waiting for so long, it almost started to feel like the whole thing was just made up in my head or something and that it was never actually going to happen. I've gotten so used to all the waiting that it seems very strange to me that the waiting is about to be over!
We started this process in the early summer of 2007. Josh had just turned 7 and Matthew was 3! I've been waiting and hoping and wondering for so long and it's FINALLY here. In a few weeks Clarissa is actually going to be here! I'll finally be able to snuggle with her and kiss those sweet cheeks! The whole adoption process has been extremely long, extremely stressful and extremely expensive. I'm SO excited to finally get to move past that part of our lives and move on to a new phase with all of our children home with us where they belong. I know that there is still a lot more stress to come as we all adjust over the next several months, but it's a challenge that I'm ready to take on. Ready or not, here we come!