|The beginning of our packing process|
Let's start with the simple implication....Are you ready?~ Are you done packing? Almost...with four 50 pd bags, two carry on items and our personal items (purse/laptop)...we are about 95% done.
~ To take three months off work? Hmmm...let us think...YES!
~ To fly 20+ hours to Ethiopia? Of course!
Now let's look deeper into the question....Are you ready?
~ To stay in Ethiopia for 2+ months? Yes in deed!
~ To meet our daughter for the first time? Absolutely!
~ To deal with unpredictability? Yes, this is a must!
~ To be parents? Without a doubt!
So are we ready? We feel ready in every sense of the word. We know that we will leave things behind and forget something on our to-do list, but that won't change the fact that we are ready to bring our daughter into our family with open arms! We have been preparing for this journey for over a year, with specific travel preparations taking place over the last three months. We really tried to tackle our "to-do" lists over time to minimize our feelings of being overwhelmed. Our goal was to get everything in place a week prior to our departure, and right now it looks like we might meet that goal!
“Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.” ~ Japanese Proverb