Friday, December 4, 2009
LIft Off in 9 hours
Good morning everyone! Bags are packed, dogs are at the kennel, braided my daughter's hair, sewed a hole in my skirt and again I am so running on adrenaline that I am still awake. We will leave the house for the airport in 6 hours so I really should get a few hours of sleep. It reminds me of my last few days of pregnancy with my son, excited, uncomfortable, exhausted but not able to sleep. We will fly from Denver to Washington, DC for a layover then onto Brussels and from there straight into Kigali to arrive around 7pm on Saturday night. We probably will meet Leo Sunday morning as the children go to sleep very early at the orphanage. I have a bag of small items to help engage him when we meet. Toddler are not to keen about being picked up by a unusual looking stranger. It helped so much when we met our daughter that we did not touch or pick her up right away but just engaged her in playing. Please pray that our trip goes hassle free and that my children adjust well to the time change. Because we booked our daughter's ticket later we will have some seating assignments to get fixed. Obviously a 6 year old child cannot sit 6 rows away from her parents. If anything one of us will just switch seats with her. That actually might work out well if we take turns getting rest breaks if the kids are high energy on the plane. Wow, random thoughts going on here. Need to sleep!