Oct 22, 2008

Nervous Jitters!

Well if you are reading my "family blog" you will know that I think I got food poisoning from a restaurant that I ate at on Friday night. I have been really sick and I am STILL recovering. Well, today I was trying to figure out what is wrong with my stomach because I have always thought that food poisoning reared it's ugly head then left. I began thinking, what could be wrong? Nerves! That could be some of the problem. I am about to be traveling to VIETNAM! Oh my gosh.... VIETNAM. Kirk and I are about to leave our life here for a little while and travel 23 hours on a plane to a place where VERY FEW people speak our language to finally meet Ema. I have known for a long time that this was going to happen eventually but I guess I had gotten into the habit of when someone asked "Have you gotten the baby yet?" saying "No, we are still waiting." Now I am saying actually Yes we should be leaving any day! OH MY GOSH! We will be leaving any day to finally meet Ema! The most scary part is she is 17 months old. We are skipping the part where they eat, sleep, cry, and poop. We are going straight to the active having to be entertained part. Kinda scary! Exciting scary! I am sure that all new mom's get the feeling of, what am I doing, can I do this, can I be a mom? I know that God be with us every step of the way and I know that my mother better be by a computer so that I can communicate with her for advise! Well, our next step is packing our bags, can you believe it, we are FINALLY packing our bags!


kate said...

Rest assured Emily that not only did God chose this child for you, but He also has been preparing you in a way in which you won't understand to care and love for her. It will be an adjustment at first, but all challenges worth facing are. You have lots of friends here if you need any help.

nicole said...

Emily, what you are experiencing with your nerves is completely normal for a mom. With the absolute joys of parenting also comes a lifetime of worry! I just have to take a deep breath sometimes and remember that God is in control of everything. I admire you and Kirk and your patience in letting God control the timing as you seek to bring Ema home to be your little girl. I will continue to pray for you guys. And I can't wait to take Ema and Mary Claire for walks in the neighborhood!