We had gotten up late that morning - our last morning of actually getting to sleep past 9am, although that was Russia-time, which means it was actually 1am CST, so I don't know if that actually counts as sleeping in. We ate a great breakfast at the restaurant downstairs, our last before the onslaught of the dreaded stomach virus which kept us from eating anything but sour cream and onion Pringles and 7-up for the next five days. (I don't know why the Pringles were the only thing we could keep down. I guess it was just because our bodies needed the salt.)
At any rate, here we sit six months later with our happy, healthy girls. They've gained weight, grown hair, learned to talk, and recognize familiar places away from the house, like church and Del Sol, our favorite cantina. Those girls can put away a beef enchilada and beans like nobody's business.
Joe read that I was going to delete my blog, and he suggested that before I do, I backup all my posts into documents so that I can keep them for our girls and our own memories. They are as important to us as our photos from the trip, which I still have yet to compile into a DVD of our trip. Since there were three trips, we don't have a real "Gotcha" day like some countries where your first meeting is the day you receive your child.
When I got into the files on my blog and started searching where the trip began, I thought I needed to go back further. Then I couldn't decide where to start. Then I couldn't decide whether to backup only the posts that I published, or the drafts also.
Then I decided....at least for now....that I'm keeping the blog.
I may not post as often as I used to, because the girls are getting more active and sleeping less during the day, making for a smaller window of opportunity for writing. But I need more time to go through all the old posts and sort them into devotions that don't have anything to do with adoption, and the adoption posts. It will take time. As I uncover old drafts that didn't make the cut originally, I will share those if there is anything worthwhile.
Thanks for your readership.