This past weekend we sent in our REadoption paperwork. We had all the paperwork collected and ready to mail Saturday afternoon. In the Borders parking lot, I glanced over the paperwork from Ethiopia. I wasn't prepared for instant-overflowing-Borders-parking-lot-tears. That's one thing about adoption. It's emotionally complex. I thought that the emotional part of this journey was prior to and during the adoption process. Once Judah was safely home, I thought I could breathe. I was wrong. I was crying because of the loss. The loss of Tesfahun's mom. That's a loss that's part of our lives permanently.
The good news is that we should be assigned a court date super soon. Strange, I thought it was just going to be formality stuff, but I'm very excited.