Today has been emotional and amazing. To be honest, sometimes I worried that this day would never happen. I mean, I have faith in God. I have seen some pretty incredible things happen. I just wondered if they would happen to me. Today, we mailed in our final payment to our adoption agency.
I mean, it wasn’t an ugly cry until I got in the car and fully realized what had just happened. God has provided what we thought was impossible at times. (Lord, I am so sorry for every doubting you!) We made our final payment 25 days before it was due. I mean, how amazing is that?! The sense of relief I felt was pretty instantaneous. We have come such a long way and the end is in sight.
Tonight, we celebrated with ramen for dinner. (LOL) It seemed fitting!
So where does this leave us? We have about $500 left in our Adoption account. We are estimating that we will need about $4000 for travel and we may potentially owe another $1515 for additional expenses for our birth mom. 18 months ago those numbers would have felt impossible to me. Now? It seems like pennies in a bucket! Between the fundraisers we have left this month, we are hoping to have enough to cross both of these expenses off of our list. That will hopefully leave us a few weeks to breathe before we get the call to head to Arkansas for his arrival!
Today, I ordered a few things for Dax’s nursery and Ryan started to pack away his man cave. I asked him if he was sad about it, but he said he was excited. I mean, let’s be honest- it will still be a man cave! What man wouldn’t love a decked out Star Wars room with a super comfortable recliner?! When I got home from work, Ryan and Zoey surprised me and had the crib put together. (Zoey… is amazing! We’d like to claim her as our first child. She may be a teenager, but she has invaded a pretty large portion of our hearts!) Guys, we have an actual, fully functional CRIB in our NURSERY waiting for our BABY!
Thank you for all of your love and support over the last 18 months. We have been so blessed by those who have chosen to come alongside us on this journey. We can’t wait to share the next few chapters of this journey with you!
Dax is due in 55 days!