Okay, so this is one of the most excruciating parts of the journey, for sure. We've been waiting for travel approval for about 3 weeks, yet it seems like 3 months. We are so close.
The most difficult part, for me, is wondering if Charlie is being cared for and fed properly. Wondering if he's being hugged and loved. Hoping and praying that he's healthy and safe. Sometimes it seems almost easier trying not to think about it at all. Thank goodness we are so busy with the trappings of everyday life.
The past two nights, I've woken up at 3 a.m. thinking about him. It would be 4 p.m. the next day in China. I've been tossing and turning, wondering what Charlie is doing at that very moment. In the middle of the night, I've found myself willing my love across the world to him, just hoping that he can feel it and know that we are coming for him soon.
We are told that travel approval is (hopefully) expected this week and that maybe travel will take place around March 18th. We pray that this plan sticks. It certainly sticks for us...