It's been a big week at our house.
Monday afternoon the e-mail saying our LOA had arrived dinged in my inbox.
On Tuesday, we received, signed, marked the box that said "We accept" and overnighted that precious piece of paper back to our agency.
Just in case you aren't immersed in Chinese adoption lingo and are a little hazy on what LOA actually means... It means China has officially given us their approval to adopt Zak. It is a HUGE step forward in our adoption process and hopefully means we will be on our way to China in 10 - 14 weeks.
Which is a good thing. A very good thing.
Up until the last week or so I have been fairly successful at keeping thoughts of our little munchkin somewhat in the back of my brain. But the closer we get to travel, the more thoughts of Zak begin to fill the front, middle and back parts of it.
I can pretty much guarantee by the time we hop on a plane, my brain will have been overrun with thoughts of the Zak-man. In fact, I am just going to warn you now, if you have any interaction with me over the next few months and I don't seem all there, or a little scattered... it's because a large part of my brain has moved to China.
I had a dream about him last night. I dreamed he was a quiet little man with a lot of energy. He kept us on our toes. I CAN NOT WAIT to see if my dream comes true!!
The closer we get, the harder the waiting becomes and months that normally appear to be right around the corner, suddenly feel a million miles away.
It's all part of the process.
The excruciating, wonderful adoption process.