The good news is that we SHOULD get a travel date to meet Chance and Callie next month. We've been told that we won't hear from their country until after March 10th but that we could possibly travel by mid-March. That is not a lot of notice! In less than a month-or-so I could be meeting the children, finally! I am getting excited and nervous at the same time!
I can't wait to meet Chance and Callie but the travel scares me. I've never travelled half way around the world before, let alone by myself. I came home from Colombia on my own, but Colombia was still in the same time zone as we are in and I did not have to fly into any other countries. When I travel to Eastern Europe I will have at least two stops and one will be in another European country, possibly with a VERY long layover. I am not looking forward to the flights.
I'm also nervous about meeting the children for the first time. I don't know what to expect or how they will react. I hope that Callie and Chance will understand why I am there and that we will form a bond. I don't think Chance will really understand much, to him I'll likely just be another random caregiver, but Callie should have an understanding of who I am and why I am there. My biggest fear is leaving the children in the orphanage when I come back home. It will be a long 4-6 or more months until I will get to go back to pick them up and bring them home. My heart breaks for Callie, she is 11 years old, she'll know who I am, but will she understand why I have to leave after only meeting her for a week? Will she understand that I will come back for her? Will she be mad at me when I do come back? Please pray that God would prepare the hearts of my children over the next several months that they would have a smooth transition.
We are still several thousands of dollars short of being fully funded for this adoption, so I am launching two new fundraisers to prepare everyone for Easter and Spring!!!
The first fundraiser is Easter Bark. This can be made with white chocolate, mild chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate or dark chocolate. For a $20 donation to our FSP I will send you 1lb of Easter Bark. I make these in 1/2lb batches, so you can choose two different flavors of chocolate if you would like. The bark is filled with your favorite Easter candies, pictured below is bark containing Cadburry Mini Eggs, Robins Eggs (malted milk), M & M's and sprinkles. You can choose the candy you would like (I'm thinking Reeces Pieces Eggs sound good!). The bark does contain coconut oil but I can omit that if needed. The bark will be made to order. Leave a message below if you are interested. (This bark will be $15/lb for local folks).
These Seed Bombs are easy to grow, just wait for warm weather (if you live where it is cold, like we do, you are READY for Spring!), lightly cover your seed bomb with fertile gardening soil, water and wait for your garden to grow. These are perfect for the roadside or areas that just need a little color.
These seed bombs do not contain any fertilizer and are safe to handle.
If you would like to make a purchase or have question, leave a comment below. All comments are moderated and are not published unless I publish them.