Right now I am starting to get stressed about leaving our home and children. Even though our 24 year old is now an adult and is leaving his own apartment to come home to help out I still laid awake last night and thought of leaving our kids and of the upcoming trip and the unknown. The unknown are all the roadblocks and land mines between us and Lena. I know we will survive them and that God and our fabulous facilitator will get us through, but as those of you who have adopted know, this trip is not for the timid. If you like adventure, then come along, ours starts bright and early tomorrow morning.
After a restless night I got up this morning to go do my laundry. In our house everyone, including hubby, does their own laundry and everyone is assigned a day. You guessed it mine is Saturday. We have in our laundry room a fairy who flies over the washing machine and dryer. She flies there until some person needs an extra hand with laundry because they have a lot of clothes that week or the clothes are still in the dryer when someone comes in to do theirs. Then the laundry fairy goes to work and when the basket is nicely folded it gets left and the laundry fairy is always put on top. I have been the recipient of the laundry fairy many times myself. She always goes back to her flying spot after the person comes to claim their clothes.
Today she is missing! This has never happened! I think she looked around and envisioned the stacks of clothes that may pile up to the ceiling while we are gone and decided to fly the coop.
She knows without head mama here moving them along things may get a little slack. Then again maybe the laundry fairy has figured out what I haven't, that we have trained them so well that they can do it without us.
Isn't that our job to give them wings? Now I need to fly out after the laundry fairy secure in the knowledge that we have taught them well and our home will still be standing and clean when we return.
Bon voyage-next stop Ukraine!