Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Almost ready to go!

The countdown is on! Departure date is November 2nd. I am trying to get last minute details taken care of, but so far we have been so blessed. We have found a children's minister at a local Church of Christ who has offered us a place to stay, and has also offered us the use of his second car.!! I am overwhelmed by the love that people have inside. That takes so much of a load off of us, and makes our financial goal much more attainable. We are very grateful to this family. It finally feels a bit more real. I always knew this day would come, but now its in sight, and tickets are bought, lodging is secure, and now all we are doing is waiting. I have plenty to do between now and then though. I have booked some work for each week, and I have two birthdays to take care of before we go. Karessa turns 7 on October 24th and Makinna turns 3 the day we leave. I am deciding how and when to have their combined birthdays. I wanted to have a little get together "thank you/birthday" right before we leave, but I'm not sure I can do it so close to the date. Maybe keeping busy will keep my mind from the long airplane ride. It will be the longest I have ever flown. I am quite claustrophobic, and the idea of being stuck in something that could spontaneously combust for no good reason, in midair, at 25,000 ft, makes me a bit nervous. I think I will need a large sedative.

Anyway, everyone has been doing well, and just getting ready for fall to hurry its self up and relieve us from this heat! I hope everything is great for all our friends and family out there. Please keep the approaching date in your prayers. I will need all I can get to make it through the "getting there" part! The rest sounds easy after that. But you can pray for it all! :)

Makinna saw Karessa posing for a photo and decided she wanted in on the action. She kept shifting back and forth like a little model, she even gave us her serious face!.. They were too cute not to share!


  1. Hi,

    I just wanted to wish you all the best for Makinna's upcoming surgery. We travelled from Australia to California to have Atresia Repair with Dr Roberson last December. He is an amazing doctor - she is in great hands.

    Warm Regards,

  2. That was so kind of you! Thank you so much!! i will post pics from california..

  3. Also Simone, if you read this again, can you allow me to see your blog? i wanted to see your baby and read more about your story. I would love to hear anything you can tell me about what to expect...i welcome any wisdom you can give!

    thanks so much,

  4. Hi Stephanie,

    Sorry - I just read your update & then the comments you left for me. Could you please send me your email address & I will set you up to view our blog. My email is simone@cesolutions.net.au

    Best wishes for the surgery - you will be in my thoughts,