In an awesome turn of events, we are leaving for China almost a month sooner than we expected. The great news is that we will get our hands on our daughters on Monday, January 28th! We will also make it back in time to enjoy GiGi’s Playhouse “i have a voice” Gala on February 23rd with our friends in family. MJ and I are scrambling to get everything done before we leave with our jobs, GiGi’s Playhouse, the boys, paperwork, etc. We will get there one “to do” list item at a time. 🙂
We are also processing through a wide range of emotions. We are both fidgety, and our stress level is high. We are trying to keep cool headed, but it’s tough. I have to admit that I am super excited, scared, anxious, and every emotion in between. I am also sad that we will be leaving our boys for 2 1/2 weeks. I know they are in good hands, but I will miss them terribly. We made a “to do” list of fun things to do together before we leave. On the list is Incredible Pizza, ice cream, games, and sushi (guess who added the sushi). The boys are calm and going with the flow for the most part. Carsten is getting upset seeing MJ and I packing, and not packing him. So he has started packing a few suitcases of his own. He is so stinking cute and funny!
I can hardly wrap my mind around this being our last weekend together as a family of 5! From here on out, we will be a family of 7! I will also no longer be the only girl in the family. OMG!!! So much to process and take in. I am trying to “be” in the moment, and take it all in. What a journey this has been already, and it’s only going to get more exciting from here!
To my boys: I love you with all my heart. You are such great boys!!! I am so proud of the little men you are! Gabe, you have the most tender, sweet heart, and I admire that about you. Carsten, you change everyone’s life you meet, and I love how you approach life with a can do attitude. Griffin, your love for life is contagious, and I envy your little “honey badger” swag! I can’t wait to bring your sisters home to you! You will be great role models!
To my daughters: We are coming sweet girls! I know you probably can’t comprehend your new life with us, but we sure can imagine our lives with you! We hope you feel how much we love you already! Once we hold you, we will never let go! Soon you will be home where you belong!
Let’s do this thing!!! ❤