Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Crazy day and a crazy year

So now that I've had some sleep and a shower and made 18 phone calls -- things are calming down a bit. All our flights are now booked and we'll hopefully have our itinerary tomorrow or the next day from our agency. I have a list of about 20 things to do before we leave and I have completed 5 of them. We are also just about packed -- I did this on Sunday. There are just a few more things to add to the suitcase. It's a huge relief to be almost completely packed.

As for the crazy year -- one year ago today we had zero kids. Exactly one year later we have 2 toddlers. Now that is crazy! Friday, Cassie will be 22-months old -- it's also the one year anniversary of getting 'the call' about Cassie. We got the call the day Cassie turned 10-months old and first held her when she was 13-months and 10 days old. It's hard to believe now that she hasn't always been a part of our lives. We waited almost 4 years for Cassie to come home to us and she was so worth the wait. As for little Chloe, we got the call about Chloe on August 5th - just before midnight. Now we'll get to hold Chloe for the first time on February 1st -- she'll be 19-months and 12 days old. Chloe's complete adoption will have taken us less than 6-months from start to finish. That's truly amazing considering that time included all the paperwork, putting our dossier together, the reviews, and all the approvals.

We are so very blessed to have been given two amazing daughters that will get to grow up together who would have otherwise likely have never met. Now, they get to be the best of buddies. I pray they will bond while we are in China and that they will quickly learn that they are true sisters and that we are their forever-and-ever parents.

6 comments:

Dana said...

You know I will be following your blog every day! I am excited for you and Sonny, and Cassie. I am praying Chloe's transition will be as easy as that kind of trauma can be. Did you already make a shopping list of things you wish you bought the first time around?

Pam said...

Well, thank goodness all the travel plans are made, the suitcases are (almost) packed, and your departure is just days away. It's going to be quite a trip and quite a homecoming when you walk in those doors with your TWO girls. Congratulations, my friend. I'm so happy for you. I cannot wait to follow your journey.

Cynthia said...

Great news Sherry. See you in GZ if you fly in on the 5th. Hope you do. We leave on Sat. the 6th for home.

Melissa said...

That is so well put Sherry. They will the best of friends growing up I am sure since they share so much and are so close in age. It is a little crazy to think that you will go from 0 to 2 in less than a year, but good crazy! I still can't tell you how truly happy I am for you guys!

Lesa said...

I think all things will work out for them to be close sisters. I think there is something about them being much younger. Kinda like Maddie and Ibby.
Now Wendy and Evan...it will take some time. They are just now trying to play with each other and Wendy has taken up for Evan a couple of times, but then the rest of the time they fight like true siblings.lol

Amy, Jeff, & Ashton said...

So very excited for you guys! what an amazing year you've had....
cant wait to see the first photos of your new little family member, and then of the girls united! :) congratulations! from Amy & your friends at CHOP!