The last few months of this adoption process have been similar to that ride. I was not tricked or lied to but this ride has not been what I thought it would be. I didn't know these last two phases would take so long and for the most part, I have been unable to speak about them. The waiting has been more painful than I expected.
The good news and the reason for this post is to say that it's almost over. The long ride to the highest part of the coaster and the excruciating flight down the other side is over. We have a few more loops and twirls to get through but they are tame compared to the first 18 months of this process.
The boys and I have a week left of school and then I plan to enjoy every single day that we have left as a family of three. The first few weeks (months) of adjustment after Wilson Manno is home will be difficult for all of us and we will need this time together to prepare.
Thank you for all the prayers and thoughts as we have waited through these last couple of steps.
I cannot wait for you all to meet the little boy who has been worth every single moment of this ride.
I will end with the wise words of Daniel:
"Chop, chop, Wilson Manno. You taking too long."