Scott leaves on Tuesday the 27th for Kinshasa, and he will pick up Israel and bring him home on Wednesday May 5th. I can hardly believe it, but it is happening. I can tell because I am packing, and the living room is strewn with donations and the sandals we bought in every size from 5 to 12 because we don't know what will fit.
I am worried because he is almost four years old and wears a 2T. I got a baby carrier because they tell me he is really little. It is not completely comprehensible to me that he should be so small.
Eddie made a welcome home sign today. We talk about the butterflies in our tummies. And dancing dinosaurs.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I am almost afraid to write it all down, but here it is -- Scott will travel to the Congo at the end of April to pick up Israel and bring him home! They will arrive in early May. I am not feeling nervous at all yet. I am excited and thrilled. We don't want to overwhelm him with things. He has all the clothing he needs already in his closet. He speaks French, so I do wish I had a few more children's books in French, but other than that, I feel as if we are well prepared. He will be four years old on May 10th, and we are probably going to plan a celebration for some time in June. I will be looking for a local apartment to sublet in June for some family members to come and visit. First we want him all to ourselves. We are looking forward to getting to know him.