We just received our Uganda packet in the mail. It's more like a dissertation and, after reading the welcome letter in the front, I went ahead and just closed it before the tears started to smear the pages. I became completely overwhelmed.
I'm not exactly sure why.
Maybe it was because my brother and sister-in-law kept me up until 1am the night before:), maybe it was because the first thing I saw was "return to LMI ASAP" in bright red.
Maybe it was the fleeting thought of our little girl falling and scraping her knee and not having a mommy and daddy to kiss it and put a band-aid on it.
I don't know. We just have such a long ways to go before we can bring her home. Why does it have to be such a grueling process? I mean I totally understand. I really do. But at the same time, I just wish we could say, "Hey __________, you want to come be part of our family? Okay, let's hop on the plane and bring you home."
So, again, Josh and I sat down and we made a weekend goal to do the "return to LMI ASAP" so we can mail it off on Monday.
Then we'll dive into the next page of the packet:)
Let's Take This Journey Together
In my attempt to find information for our adoption process from Uganda, I became quickly aware that there just isn't much out there. I wanted to create a way for all of us taking this journey together to be able to walk along-side each other. A place we can find other people taking this journey with us. A place to encourage each other during the journey. A place to keep up with the family after the adoption is finalized, because, let's face it, the adoption is only the beginning of this journey!
If you are in the process of adopting from Uganda and are blogging about your journey, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org so I can add you to the hopefully growing list of people who are bringing these orphans home!