Friday, December 16, 2011

Emotional Overload

Might just bullet point some of the thoughts swirling in my head:
1. Packed a suitcase last night...weighed it: 49.5 pounds.  Yeah, I'm that good.  Haha.  Not really.
2. Paperwork is all apostilled and I'm not going to Indy today!  (Went Monday-Thursday)
3. Our business visas should arrive today as they were sent out yesterday.  Praise God!
4. I've heard rumors about the 10 day waiting period being changed to a 30 day waiting period.  Our agency doesn't know of any such thing...but "anything could happen" is what I was told.  PRAY that we're grandfathered in, or more so that God does a miracle and all waiting is waived!! He's BIG...He can do it.
5. I've got to remember to pack more socks.
6. The sheets need to be washed.
7. Oops, can't forget the hair dryer.
8. I get to see Sveta on Monday.
9. One more sleep until I get on a plane.
10. We're going to be parents.
11. We're going to be parents.
12. She's going to come here now.
13. What if we have to go to Estonia for Adoption visas?
14. What if we have to come home.
15. We'll do what it takes.

Have to expand on #15.  I was thinking last night, or this morning (they've been running together) about the fact that we will do whatever it takes for her to be home:
If it means we take a train to Estonia to get different visas.
If it means that we have to wait 30 days to gain custody.
If it means we'll go through additional medical appointments.
If it means that we'll have to do whatever...we will do it.

It's like the point during labor and delivery when the doctor realizes that a natural birth plan isn't going to work in this case.  He looks at the mother and says, we're going to need to do a C-section.  The mother would NEVER say, "no, if we can't do it naturally, we're not doing it."  That's how I feel.  We've "gone into labor" and we're not going to stop until she's at home safe with us. It's just that this labor will take days.  Haha.

We'll hopefully update once more before we leave the country.  :)


  1. Hi Jessi! I know it's been a long time since we saw each other at ECC youth group (I was in middle school!), but your blog came up on my Facebook news feed and I've been following it for a little while. I wanted to let you know that I really admire your heart for adoption and your dedication to Sveta. I hope to adopt as well someday, and I'll be praying for you and Barry as you go to bring your little girl home!

  2. You guys will do great. Lots of love and prayers will carry you through.

  3. So excited for you! We're praying you don't have to go thru the "c-section"! See you soon, love you, The Bowman's