The other part of the equation that his hit me squarely in the heart is that while we wait with joy and excitement, a world away there is a story playing out that is filled with sadness and tragedy. How do you honor that and wish away the time? How I have chosen to honor it, is to be more present to my children, to prepare them for their new sibling, to connect and learn from the people who are that many steps ahead of me or behind me in the adoption process and to pray for the birth family.
So all in all, a great week has gone by. Soccer is quieting down (although, Andrew has Nationals in Tampa next week). School is picking up.