The car is packed. It's almost time.
But I can't go without saying thanks.
Thank you to everyone who has been happy for us, who felt the urgency with us, who tried to understand why waiting for a piece of paper could drive us absolutely insane.
Thank you to those of you who sent stuff for the Bloggy Baby Shower for Charlie's orphange. I got stuff with no information identifying who sent it, but know that I am so thankful!
Thanks to our parents & siblings, who have loved us in a way that has shown us we always have enough love to give. We make crazy decisions often that you are dragged along behind, but you always do it with so much enthusiasm, which makes it infinitely easier.
Thanks to Lindsay & Megan. Without you, I'd be up til 3 am packing and cleaning. Megan, when I put Sy to bed tonight and thanked Jesus with him for Megan, he interrupted me to correct, "No Mom - Megan Aunty." You are indeed an aunt to all three of my kids. Lindsay, you cleaned my bathroom, is there any greater love? Yes, there is - peanut butter smoothies, and you brought me one of those too.
Adrianne, Ben calls you my adoption wife, which I think might be slightly overstating matters, but I can't imagine having done this without your voice on the other end of the line. Becky, Suzanne and the rest of you, I can't wait to meet you either.
Thanks Elizabeth for showing me that adoptive moms don't have to be weird (although right now, I think I'm evidence to the contrary).
Thanks John & Lisa for easing the burden and loving us like family.
Thanks Pop-Pop for lending your name to our son. We hope you are as proud to be his as he will someday be to be yours.
Thank you to Ben for always listening and obeying, which makes it a little easier for me to obey when I don't want to.
Thank you to the Inventor of Adoption for allowing me to be a part of Charlie's story.