We're going to Korea!!

We are leaving bright and early Monday morning at 6:55 for Korea! We arrive home Saturday evening on March 1. I will post full details about our trip as soon as they're finalized.

I cannot tell you the immediate sense of relief and calm Brian and I both felt when our agency called last night to tell us the good news. All the heaviness and tears and burden of the last several weeks just melted away. Because Brian had worked so hard earlier this week to finalize all his school plans while we're on our trip, he has a pretty easy day. He will be able to teach and then turn in his lesson plans for the next 2 weeks and then we'll enjoy the weekend.

Yesterday was my last day at work - what a bittersweet time it was. I have spent 11.5 out of the last 14 years of my adult life at this school. The first 3 were spent as a student, and the remaining years as an employee. It has played a very important part in my life, and while I was sorry to leave (and especially sorry to be leaving my friends), I am very happy that I am able to be a stay-at-home-mom, and I'm looking forward to beginning that new adventure. There was a lovely party with many sweet words and hugs, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

I'm going to spend the day packing and working on the house as well as making final arrangements for our trip. We're waiting to hear back from the agency about when we will actually meet Rory, if we'll be able to stay at the guesthouse, etc. While there is alot to be done before we leave, I feel like we've got a good handle on it - our lists are made, we just need to get it done.

I'll post again when I know our specific plans.


Comments

M :-) said…
Congratulations again! I am so happy for you guys. You will LOVE Korea!

Enjoy your last weekend as a family of three. :)
The Edgmon Gang said…
I was so excited to when I saw your blog!! Congratulations! I can't wait to see you guys walk off the airplane next week with Rory!! Enjoy your weekend and have fun next week.
Amanda said…
Oh how exciting! I was thrilled when I read your blog this morning. I am so happy for you guys and excited for you to get your Rory home! I will be thinking of you in the coming days. Sorry I did not get to stay for your party yesterday. I had a child that decided to show their attitude at that exact moment. Have a great day!
Jean said…
Melissa,
I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! You will LOVE Korea; it is a great place to visit!! I've been there twice and loved it both times!! Congratulations!!!
-- Jean
Karen said…
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so so so so so happy for you guys! I can't wait to see the pics of little Rory in your arms! Enjoy your weekend with Camden and have a FANTASTIC trip to Korea! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
Michelle said…
Yay! So happy for your family! Cannot wait to hear about your trip & see sweet Rory in your arms. Enjoy every single second!
AmyK said…
Yay!!! Congratulations!! I hope you have a safe trip. I can't wait to see pictures of all four of you together when you return. :)
Jodi said…
I am sooo excited for you!! Your baby girl is coming home! Congratulations on your new job status, too...not to scare you, but it truly is the hardest, but most rewarding, job in the world! :)
Anonymous said…
Yay, you're on your way!!!
And thanks for Rory's brother's Valentine, so sweet!
Love and prayers, Grandma & Grandpa E.

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