UPDATE 8/13 6:55 p.m. It's still real! I barely slept last night...crazy with excitement! Tonight, it's all about booking flights, hotels, and collecting paperwork we'll need to bring on our travels.
Thanks for all the incredible comments! I so appreciate every one of you.
I'm sitting here writing a post about Middle Child Day when I got an email from our agency...
WE HAVE A TRAVEL DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We pick up Lucy on September 8th!!!!!!!
I am freaking OUT! Jeff is on his way home from work and I think I'll wait to tell him when he gets here. So while I will not post this until after I tell him, YOU are all getting me in the very moment I found out. THE MOMENT!!! I am the happiest mom alive! I can't believe it... we're going to bring Lucy HOME!
Thank you ALL for the incredible love and support... I don't know what we'd do without you! I have so many other posts in my head about gifts and thank yous and pictures and everything--I promise to get to all of it but, for right now... I am just living in this moment. Basking in this happiness and emotion.
Isn't this what people do when they win an Oscar...spew all of this emotional mumbo jumbo all over the place? Well, I have just won the Academy Award for parents. I have three beautiful children!! And they will be united after we pick her up in... (hold on, checking the calendar) 27 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. I saw a shooting star this morning while I was out on a 5am run with my friend, Suzi...S, I didn't tell you this... but, at that moment, I knew it would be today.
P.P.S. OH NO! Maybe this middle child issue is real... I just hi-jacked the post all about him and made it all about his sister. CRAP!
P.P.P.S.: To my three children... I LOVE YOU! You are the most incredible gift and I thank God every single day that I am not only blessed to know you but that I have been chosen to be your mom. You make me proud. I look forward to the day where the three of you gang up on the two of us because you're so close and we're just so uncool.
Lucy, we're coming to get you, baby girl. Hold tight -- we're almost there. And when I get you in my arms, I'm not sure I'll ever let you go...
UPDATE: Jeff is home and the champagne is cracked! I don't imagine anyone is sleeping in this house tonight!