I think just about everything on my list is DONE! Although I keep thinking of more things to add! We are packed (managed to fit it all in one checked bag and 2 carry ons!), the house is clean, everything is prepared for the girls....
I snuggled each of the girls a little longer tonight and at times had to look away because I felt myself getting teary about leaving them. I asked Zoya, "Will you miss Mama?" and she said "Way more than you know," which is what she usually says when we say "I love you so much, how much is so?" After she said that she gave me the biggest hug ever and I had to choke back the tears. Looking back on my notes from when we adopted Mila, Zoya has come SO SO far. She is so much less anxious overall and so much more confident in herself. She is so much more secure in general. I think she will do even better this time around (I hope and pray). Mila really has no idea that we're about to leave for 2-3 weeks and that kills me :( I wonder if she'll understand what's happening when she sees us on Skype. I just have to trust that God will give her peace as well!
We leave the house around 10:00am tomorrow, so if you think about it say a little prayer because I'm sure there will be tears involved (on my part of course). This time around we only have about a 19 hour journey, which is shorter than past trips! Our connections are tight but should be enough time to get to our next leg of the journey. I'm going to pretend we're in the Amazing Race this time around just to make it more fun ;)
Curlie Girlie has been on my mind just about every moment of the day too. When I think about how sad I am to leave my girls at home, I think about how happy she will be to have us there with her! Until she is home, our hearts will be torn between our babies in two far away places....that's just the way it goes.
I get huge butterflies every single time I think about meeting our daughter for the first time! I can hardly sleep because I lay awake wondering so many things about her. It fills my heart to know that she has no idea how her life is about to change for the better!!! Right as I get ready to go to bed she will be waking up for the day. I pray that God whispers to her heart "only 5 more sleeps child of mine!"