Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mishamo Update - Thank you to the Amys!!!

Howdy all,

Things here in packing central are almost done with less than twenty four hours to go. All is strangely calm before this baby storm. I think it has to do with the last minute consumer frenzy we've entered into. I may have single handedly saved the economy from what I've pumped into it the last few days. I bought those "space bags" that I always regarded leerily during late night TV watching. But oh my god, they're fantastic! My entire closet has been pumped into a carry on. Who knew?

And, for those of you who read the earlier entry re: Babies-R-Us, I actually went back in. That's right, the Babies-R-Us folks actually have....wait for it....alot of baby stuff! Who knew? I found baby accoutrement there that I had given up on finding. However, I did wear full combat gear and took a shot of whiskey before entering, but I was pleasantly surprised by the success of the mission. God bless B-R-US, and that loveable little giraffe.

And now for the real point of this post, thank you to Amy and Amy; two wonderful adoptive moms who took the time to send some wonderful tidbits about the mysterious Mr. M. Amy is proud son to Baby A., and Indiana Amy is host to a beautiful set of triplets! God bless them for finding the time to send me these wonderful words:

From Indiana Amy:

"I saw your gorgeous son and his easy, amazing smile while we were in Ethiopia bringing home our babies. His "crib" was very near theirs, and they seem to all be very good friends Someone sent me an "I saw your kids" email, and I memorized it during my wait, so I hope that knowing that someone closer than a million miles from here has seen your astonishingly beautiful little boy helps make the next few days fly. He has an absolutely CAPTIVATING smile -- so alert and endearing -- and he plays beautifully with others Take care, and have a wonderful trip. You won't be able to help it!"

From the Amy who lives 8 blocks from us:

"He was asleep when I went in to see him, but the nanny held him up so I could see his face. He looks so amazing!! He has really filled out--you almost won't recognize him. He has beautiful, creamy skin and the sweetest little mouth. When I saw him today, he was wearing an orange hoodie and black track pants. As I was leaving, the nanny whispered to me (in english), "I love him so much." It was such a sweet moment."

These messages practically killed me. So, to celebrate, here is Lauryn Hill and the Fugees, Killing Me Softly (one of me fave tunes).

So dear friends, we're almost there! Thank you for all the love and support. I hope to be able to update the blog via email, so be on the look out for updates and photos!

Bon Voyage!!! (Edit: can one "bon voyage" oneself? - because, well...I just did)

Shelby & David & Misho & Daisy & Ulysses


-C said...

So happy for you guys. Have a wonderful trip and know you will come back a different person. Ethiopia CHANGES you. But it's all good! Big kisses and hugs to Mr. M from his mom's blog pal.


Lyn-Dee said...

Shelby - we are at the airport waiting to board one of our many plane rides to ET. I can't wait to meet you and for us to have our sons in our arms. Travel safe!

KimLookAlike said...

What beautiful words from the other adoptive mothers!! I cried when I read Amy from 8 blocks from you's words!

Have a safe trip and I can't wait to meet Mr. M in person!!!

Cindy said...

That is wonderful!
I hope that you have a wonderful trip!!!!
Best Wishes!!

Sarah said...

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have an amazing trip- my heart rate sped up just reading that post. It feels surreal when you get this close, doesn't it? All this waiting and anticipation and then bam, its time to go. You son is waiting, mama. Please keep your adoring public updated and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.