Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oh Iowa, how we love you

Well we are officially bored over here and consequently have become a bit lazy.  Most of what is on the agenda consists of watching TV, eating, and shopping.  We are just waiting for Levi's visa which we will receive tomorrow on the way out of town!!  We become total gluttons in the meantime consuming more food every morning at the buffet here than we consume in an entire day at home.  We figure we already paid for it we might as well eat it.  

Levi and Micah have bonded much more in the last couple of days.  I can leave them alone with no trouble.  I thought Levi liked me quite a bit until the housekeeping lady came in this morning and Levi cried when she left wanting to go with her.  Oh well.  We are your new parents kid!  He slept for 13 hours last night after falling asleep on Micah's chest.  Oh, and the medical visit was traumatic for Levi but all turned out well.  His TB x-ray turned out fine.  There is another family here who is having to stay longer due to a positive TB result.  SO glad that is not us!  

We had our exit meeting today so we are all geared up to start packing and to think about what lies ahead.  We will take a train to Hong Kong tomorrow and leave for the US on Friday morning with stops in Newark and Chicago.  Pray that we have the energy to make the drive home on Friday night!  It's probably gonna be brutal.

I wonder what Levi is gonna think of his new home.  Getting there will be so comforting for Micah and I and a whole new transition for him.

We participated in an oath taking ceremony at the US Consulate office to get Levi's visa.  There were about 30 other families there and we had to raise out right hand and declare that all of the information that we have given is accurate as far as we know.  Levi raised his left hand during the oath.  

I can't believe we are almost done.  I might have some tears of joy when we hit Chicago.  Done at last! Levi is finally our son, and what a precious son he is.  I feel like the most blessed woman on the planet!

Beer and Papa John's for the celebratory dinner.


D&J said...

So great to see him warm up to Micah. What awesome pics! Praying safety in travels for you guys and a smooth transition at home for the little guy.

Steph said...

I've loved reading your posts daily! You're almost at the coming home point! YAY! I know you are so excited about that. Thanks for letting all of us be a part of your journey through your blog.