Sunday, July 18, 2010

My Yellow Brick Road

The road isn't yellow, instead it is black and white papered and leads to Addis Ababa, not the Emerald City.

I can't believe we are finally at this point. I have dreamed about it most of my life (really). Adoption has always been a subject of interest and common conversation topic for David and I. Now, we are really doing it! The clearances have come back, home study is underway, and we just received our international agency paperwork in the mail. I can't explain all that I feel... I am honestly a bit overwhelmed, but mostly full of joy. The paper chase... daunting, the cost... huge, the journey... magnificent.
As I looked over the documents and all that is to come in the next months I couldn't even get a handle on all my emotions. My eyes welled up with tears, and I couldn't stop smiling, my heart even seemed to beat with a certain intensity. Redundant, I know, but I seriously can't even fathom the road ahead, but here we go... finally embarking upon this journey that I have been called to and dreamed about since I was just a kid.
This Kansas girl is lovin' it!
If only I could click my ruby slippers together and be there now.

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