Tomorrow.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Joey leaves tomorrow. To.Mor.Row. As I was packing up Archie's clothes just a little bit ago, I heard my phone buzzing. I picked it up and read the greatest text message of all time. From Joey. "Hey, did you know that I leave tomorrow to go pick up our son?" We couldn't be more excited.

Daddy leaves tomorrow?!? SAY WHAT?!?
While I am super jealous, and wish that I could be there too, I am so happy that Joey has this time to spend alone with his son. He will pick Archie up from the orphanage on Monday, and they will walk out of there for the very last time. Then they will head back to the capital city, and spend the week together while paperwork is finished and Archie's passport is issued.

This is such an incredible opportunity for Joey and Archie to bond. Of course, once Joey gets home, it's back to work for him. So this time they have is truly sacred.
And oh how badly I wish I could be a fly on the wall watching those two together for 5 days. Joey is an amazing father and I know that he will be great with Archie. But to say there will be some comedic moments is an understatement. My number one instruction to Joey is this- Don't accidentally hurt him.
It's not that Joey would ever intentionally hurt even a fly. The man cries when he runs over a squirrel for goodness sake. But if anyone has ever been accident prone, it's my sweet husband. Here is a short list of Joey caused accidents that have happened over the years-
He hit my little sister in the mouth with a two-by-four, while building her a fort for Christmas. Bloody mouth as a result. He hit my brother in the forehead with a plate when getting up from the table at a family dinner. Left a bruise between his eyes. And recently, he cut Ace's chin with his big toenail while playing "Superman". Possible scar. (This is a VERY short list)

However, with all the nagging sweet instructions I have been giving him, I have a feeling all should be just fine.

I cannot believe that this part of our journey is finally coming to an end. But the real journey is just about to begin. I get to spend the next week bonding with my precious daughter in her last few days as an only child. I am one blessed mom.

Lots of Love!
Lisa


13 comments:

Lindsey Lenig said...

Safe travels to Joey. I can't wait to read more once Archie is finally home!!

Briana said...

This is so amazing!! I can't believe the time has finally come!! We cannot wait to meet Archie!! XOXO love yall!

Mandy said...

So excited for your family! Enjoy your week with Ace! It's gonna fly by and then Joey and Archie will be home :)

CareBear said...

I'm just giddy-excited for you! Can't wait to see that boy on TX soil!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!! How exciting to know that in just a couple of days Archie will be ALL YOURS!! I hope that along with all of those swet instructions, you made sure that Joey knows he needs to take and post bunches of photos!! :) Mel

Jessica said...

AAHHHHHHHH!!!! Extreme awesomeness. Praying for Joey and Archie and you and Ace. Your 'new' family is beautiful. :)

k hurley said...

So happy for you!!!!! I need to be a fly on the wall too, cause like I said, those two are going to be the absolute cutest and coolest father/son duo of all times! So happy for you and can not wait for all the amazing days to come!!!! All of my love and so many happy wishes!!!

Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

WHOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! SOOOO many people have been praying for ARCHIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is ALMOST HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jonana said...

So happy for you! I can't wait until we're at this point!

erin said...

Lisa, I have been catching up on all of the adventures you guys have experienced. I am so thrilled for you guys and for Archie. As an advocate and educator for special needs children it is such a selfless and amazing gift you are giving him. You are truly inspiring, can't wait for more stories and pics of archie in his new home!
erin (o'dowd) hatley

Mama said...

I'm so glad that your son will be home soon! I can't help but giggle at your description of your hubby because he sounds just like me. Thankfully, my accidents *usually* just hurt me. I have even cut my leg with my own toenail...don't ask. LOL! Prayers for safe travels!

Lauren Wolf said...

This is so exciting! I'm eagerly checking your blog and facebook page every day for updates... can't wait to see you all together!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story. I have no idea who you are but you have touched my life. We hope to adopt one day and your story made me even more excited to do so!

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