It has been an exhausting and emotional week of preparation. Preparation for our trip, but more importantly, preparation for transitioning two more children into our family. Having been through this process before, I know that we will have to hit the ground running once we return home. Hit the ground running with two little girls who will, no doubt, be experiencing some level of grief and trauma from having their lives turned upside down (regardless of whether that change is positive) and five other children who have been without their mommy and daddy for two weeks. Doctors appointments, visits from the social worker, paperwork and another round of fingerprints (for the adoption of Ladybug #3) already occupy the first week home. In anticipation of the chaos that is sure to ensue upon our arrival home, I am working hard to ensure that our newest little ones will arrive home to a peaceful, loving and organized home where the focus, despite our crazy schedule can be on helping them transition, bond, attach and feel safe with, their new family.
In all of this preparation, a friend of mine shared the following video with me and I was reminded once again of the privilege that is mine to work in partnership with my Heavenly Father every day in this sacred calling of motherhood: