Thursday, July 23, 2009

Last post from the USA

The car seat is installed, the bags are just about packed, the itinerary is printed out and our ride to the airport is arranged. We leave on Saturday and this is my last Blog post before our voyage. We will arrive in Krakow on Sunday and we hopefully will be with Klaudia on Monday.

We are absolutely amazed that the time is finally here. After an incredibly long journey of deciding how to create our family, researching, paperworking, waiting, hoping, praying, waiting, loving, hurting, laughing, crying, getting matched, falling in love, waiting and traveling, our day has finally come. The preparation phase is done, and our time as a family is beginning. After this, I feel like Ryan and I can accomplish anything together. The three of us will be a great team.

On a sad note, Ryan's great uncle Dick passed away this week. We hope for comfort and peace for the family. We saw him a week or so ago and he smiled as he asked us about Klaudia. We showed him pictures and he commented on a photograph of Ryan and Klaudia and said Ryan looked like he was under a spell. Dick said he wanted to meet her. We are sorry we could not make that happen. But she will know about Dick and the strong, bright, and warm person that he was.

We will keep you posted. Next stop . . . Poland!


kelly said...

Wow! Enjoy this trip :-) Can't wait to read your posts from Poland!!

Lee and Martha said...

Although there is "cyberspace" between our blogs, I did want to reach out and extend my condolences on the death of Ryan's Great Uncle. You are fortunate to have spent time with him during his last few days here on earth.
Best of luck to you during these next couple of weeks...and YES! YOUR DAY HAS COME! Enjoy every aspect of it - It's Life Changing for Sure!!

sarah said...

Wow - so exciting to be on your way to bring Klaudia home forever!!

Can't wait to hear all about it... :)

Sherry said...

Congratulations! I am very excited for you. My husband and I are working on our paperwork to adopt from Poland right now. I've been enjoying your blog over the past few months.

I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. My mom passed away in March and it's sad to know she doesn't get to be a part of it, but I'm excited to share memories with my future son or daugher.