Friday, July 20, 2007
It's been one month since our dossier took off for Ukraine.
We're another month closer to finding our little girl.
A month closer to being a family of six.
A month closer to adding another culture with rich traditions into our clan.
At times it's hard to believe.
We've been thinking about this for so long, it's almost surreal.
To think, in less than a year...I'm praying for less than six months...we'll have a new family member.
Sometimes it stops me dead in my tracks.
This time next year there should be six of us.
An even split (finally! ;)
We'll need another chair at the table.
I'll have to buy another car seat (or maybe just pull one out of storage.)
And we'll have to drag the crib/toddler bed out of the basement.
Punky's old clothes will have to be sorted.
Six months from now our family could be complete.
And then my mind starts wandering.
Sometimes I allow myself to think about her....
I wonder where she is...
what she looks like...
what her favorite foods are.
I wonder what she's doing.
It's just before six in the morning in Kiev right now...
Maybe she's waking up to a brand new day.
Someone may be helping her change her clothes.
Or maybe they're already on to breakfast.
Is she having cream of wheat with a little bit of pureed fruit and weak tea? Is she getting enough to eat? Does she even like it?
Is she one...two...three...maybe older?
Is she potty trained...or still in diapers?
Is she a blond, a brunette or a red-head? Maybe something in between?
Are her eyes blue, brown or green? Maybe hazel?
What will her first reaction to us be? Will she be happy, sad or scared? A mixture of all of the above?
Questions...so many questions.
The good news is...
I shouldn't have to wait toooooo much longer to discover the answers.