This morning Jae came into our room holding one of the paper chains and saying "Mom, only 3 more days till you leave!" Yes, kiddo 3 more days. This is so surreal. After waiting 2 years, I still can't believe this is finally happening. And just like the few days before we left to get Jae, my stomach hates me. Nervous butterflies in there that just won't go away.
Yes, we are super excited, but also super nervous. We are about to tear a 2.5 year old away from everything she knows. Sure she was a very happy kiddo when we met her, but foster mom stayed in the room the entire time. And if Violet is anything like her brother, she will be inconsolable when foster mom leaves. Heartbreaking. The best and worst day of our lives. But don't worry, right after custody we only have to make our to the US Embassy and have her sit still for a few hours while they issue her Visa. Easy peasy lemon squeezy as Jae would say...or not. Our agency specialist assured us ours would not be the first child to scream her head off at the US Embassy. So that's comforting, kind-of.
Last minute prep at the house today. No packing just chores around the house.
Lastly, I need to say thank you to Big Brother Big Sisters for last night. Top 10 moment in my life.
Jae and Violet's Mom