Sunday, March 15, 2015

3 days

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


  1. Congratulations! I am picking up our son from SK in a few weeks and he is our first. Do you have any advice for a first time mom taking a toddler home on a 12 hour flight? He had a very hard time in the room when his foster mom left the room during our last visit and my heart is breaking at the thought of him in so much fear. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

  2. Stickers...Lots of them. :) also purchase some kid size head phones for movies and games on the plane. Yes, the airlines usually give you head phones, but our son loves his kids ones. They just fit him better. Anything with magnets is also a good idea. And congrats on being so close to the end! The wait is worth it...I promise!

  3. Thank you Angela! Great ideas!! We are going back to pick up our little one at the end of the month! Just got the call!