The plan is for Cody to arrive home on Wednesday, July 20th! :) Now I'm not going to try to pretend that I think that is perfect timing. Perfect timing would have been MONTHS ago as far as I'm concerned. What I do know is that God is in control. I will be very elated to hold my SON in my arms that day.
Brent gets to hold him first. I really am kind of mad about that. I'm the one who knew over 2 years ago that he was suppose to be our son. Brent is always a little slower to "know" and often has to be close to an official "match" before he sees that it will work out, just as I did a long time before. lol
I know though that I need to stay here and keep all the kids under control and "settled". We want Cody to have a smooth transition. That will happen much easier if my kids have stability right before he arrives. I know that I need to be here with them all and make things calm, but oh how I want to go hold him first. It is taking all of my self control not to tell Brent to sit on it. roflol He is a much better traveler. He actually enjoys flying. I HATE FLYING! I only do it to bring my children home. I also will not fly alone. I find airports to be confusing and horrible. So the trip would cost more, I'd have to find someone to go with me on short notice, and my kids would be all riled up from me being gone. Yet, my heart wants to hold him first.
I know one thing that makes it all better. He is coming home forever! I can tuck him in on the night of the 20th in his new bed. I can read and sing and spoil. That all means that I can try really hard not to be too mad that I don't get to hold him first. I guess I'll try to just be thankful that I have a wonderful husband who is just as crazy as me and crazy about our kids. He is always ready to sign, fly, and love them too.
Please really pray for Cody. The foster parents have tried hard to get him ready for this transition. We've sent things over and over and over and over. We've loved and prayed as have they. Pray that he can understand and not grieve losing the only parents he ever remembers having. Pray that he can embrace the forever family who loves him so much already. Pray that he can adjust easily and feel at home.
Also pray for the foster parents. They are going to have a much quieter house when my little chatter box is home. They will also have "P" going to her new family very soon as well. Without the two of them their house will be much quieter. They wanted both kids to have forever families and have worked hard to transition, but they will also grieve losing them. I'm going to try and update my blog well when he gets home, because I know his foster mother knows its here and can read when she wants to know and when it makes her feel better instead of more sad.
Pray for all of us. Pray that nothing else delays things here at the end. Pray that the travel is all safe. Pray for me as I try to decide whether to meet them at the airport that is 3 1/2 hours away or whether to keep everyone here at home waiting. I can see the good parts of both, but my heart just wants to hold him. Pray for all of our adjusting. You may want to say a special prayer for Julianne. She is use to being "in charge" and she's going to have to share that with a young man her own age. To him, she won't be "the baby". lol She'll be glad to have another brother I'm sure, but sharing with someone else your age can be hard at first.
Pray and Praise, because my little boy is coming HOME!