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!