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    Everyone loves Avon!

    I’m on the road (or in the sky, I guess would be a better description).   The final step has officially begun.  Here I come Josie bunny! As I am beginning the final stage of this LONG journey, a friend that I’ve met during the process, is putting together a final fundraiser for my sweet girl. Natalie brought her daughter, Sara, home from the same country just over a year ago.  It was on Natalie’s blog (http://nataliekeller.blogspot.com) that I first ‘noticed’ Josie.  Natalie was the first non-agency person, to actually learn about my sweet girl.  She was shown Josie’s file while still in country, as a ‘cheer up’ of sorts while…

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    Incredible things ahead..

    As soon as finish this post, I’m walking out the door.  (Well, packing my laptop into my carry-on, and then walking out the door.)  This is it. I’m about to get on a plane to fly to Colombia and a mere two days later, meet my daughter. My daughter. I have dared to believe in incredible things. I’m.Ready.To.Go

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    My bags are packed…

    After some last minute shopping trip(s), additions and subtractions to the lists, a few loads of laundry, (I LOVE all of the little pink things that have gone through the wash in the past few days!) and some packing, unpacking, rearranging and repacking…. the suitcases are full!! I have stocked up on little toys and fun things for J to do during our stay in her country.  Some snacks for the bunny (a variety of things since I really don’t know what she eats!!) and for me…new country, new foods.  I’m excited to get to try some of the local cuisine but wanted to be sure that I had a…

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    Airport adventures

     I am leaving the country in 14 days. 14 days. I am terrified to fly.   As in…I start to feel nauseous and shaky when I just get close to the airport with the knowledge that I am going to have to get on one of those giant machines, that will somehow go from ‘driving’ extremely fast down a long road to ‘flying’ 35,000 feet in the air.   I do understand the physics. I know the statistics of accidents in a car versus accidents while flying.  I can logically think through all of the reasons that flying is safe and should be fun. But I have an illogical fear of flying. …

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    Show Hope

    My brain is still on overload after getting news of travel dates yesterday!! I’ve spent part of the day attempting to apply for my visa…gathering the documents needed (forgetting my passport in the copier)and spending a couple of hours….yes, hours…on the phone getting quotes for flights.  I’ll fill you in tomorrow on the craziness of getting the tickets, after I actually go.get.the.tickets!! I made lists of everything that needs to be done and, oh my the lists are long!I feel like I’ve done so much but yet, there is still SO.MUCH left to get done.  I know it’ll happen(and I’m sure I won’t sleep much again tonight which makes for good little…

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    19 Days

    It has been awhile since my last post…so much for New Year’s Resolutions, huh?  To be honest, I’ve just been super busy with work and moving through more paperwork.  I’ve sat down to write up a big interesting post and then thought, “eh, it’s not so interesting, I’ll post something tomorrow.”  Well, two months of ‘tomorrows’ later and voila…here you go. This one is BIG and interesting.  One of the biggest and most interesting yet.  I know there will be bigger and even more interesting posts in the near future, but this one will take the cake for now. Drumroll please….. *everyone tap your fingers on the desk/table/computer now* I…