School vacation week. We did not go away. Andrew had a college recruitment camp and a college visit to Fordham. Eliza participated in Tom's Awareness Day- April 16. (I am sure she turned a few heads and a few calls went into DSS about a 14y walking barefoot. We spent time at the Red Sox, science museum, and the movies. I have been battling a head cold or allergies. Anatomy and Physiology class ends in 2 weeks. I have been preparing for the finals.
Frenzy has died down. Peace has been restored :) Room is painted (thanks again, Aldous), dresser and rocker bought, some clothes bought, car seat bought (still in box).... We are concentrating on the humanitarian aid, now.
We can't wait to have this little cherub home and within our arms. Because we are not yet in the thick of it, (It being... changing diapers, feeding, napping, playing with B) we have time to reflect on the process of adopting. The most unexpected fringe benefit from adopting has been the friends that I have made. People who have gone out of heir way to drop off a care package for B, or to get a photo of her to hold us over until we get to hold the real deal:) These friends have become part of our family dinner conversation and prayer as they travel to pick up their child, as they wait to see if they will be traveling, as they wait for court date, as they build wells, as they build muscles, or celebrate first birthdays. The texture and landscape of our friendships has become richer and even more amazing than it was. Thank you.