Monday, June 7, 2010

The Same But Different

Have you ever taken a big trip? A trip to Paris, to New York or even to Blog Her?

In the days leading up to your trip, you are filled with excitement, anxiety and dread. Excitement because the trip is going to be fun. You are going to a place you've never been before. You anticipate all of the things you'll get to do and see, all of the memories you are going to create.

Anxiety because the trip is so big, so momentous. You prepare like you are heading into battle. You make lists. You double check the lists. You add, subtract and add some more. You pack. You unpack. You pack again, for the 37th time. Do you have everything you need? Have you forgotten anything? You check the list once more.

Dread because the trip is so big, so momentous. You worry about all the things that could go wrong. What about this? What about that? This is the trip of a lifetime. It has to be perfect. It just has to be.

Have you ever felt like that?

Then you know a fraction of what I am feeling right now.


Heather said...

I'm going to work on Lion's baby shower for the orphanage while you're gone. I will miss you. Don't forget your deodorant...that's one I always forget!


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Kate Coveny Hood said...

So excited for you. No matter what you forget - it will be wonderful/

Issas Crazy World said...

I. yeah. i get this, of course it's different though. Because this trip? Life changing. Oh I'm so happy for you guys.

You will be fine. Whatever you forget is fine. As long as you come home with your boy, that is what's important. Bet you can buy toothbrushes and silly little things there if you forget them. :)

Blarney said...

As long as you come home with Lion (and the rest of the family) you've packed all you need. (: Can't wait to hear all about it and see pictures!

AmazingGreis said...

Whatever you forget won't matter once you have Lion in your arms! I'm so excited for you ALL!!! Good luck on the trip and can't wait til you're home with your boy!

Julie said...

Amen, Amen and Amen again sister. Right there with ya. Hope to see you soon.

EatPlayLove said...

Confession, I cried when I boarded the flight from Charlotte to London. Cried like a baby. I totally questioned what I was doing leaving my girls!

I can't wait to read your stories when you return!