Sunday, November 11, 2007

Waiting for the Meeting

It's 8:40 am on Monday here in Bangalore. At 9:00 or 9:30 we will have a traditional Indian breakfast here at the apartment. At 10:30, the driver from Vaythsalya Charitable Trust (VCT, our adoption agency) will pick us up and take us to VCT. We will meet Karthik for the first time. We'll meet his foster parents. If all goes well, we will bring him back with us to the apartment tonight. Or we might go back tomorrow to pick him up.

It's really exciting, a quite surreal. It's hard to believe that we are meeting him today. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Not some time in the next 5 to 15 months. Today.

And I don't really know what to expect. We don't know the details of today's schedule or anything. We go there, and they will take care of us.

We have the diaper bag packed. We have a little stuffed elephant for Karhik. We have some small gifts for the foster parents and the agency/orphanage staff.

But how will Karthik greet us? Will he be scared? Will he throw a fit? Will he clam up? Will he just roll with the change? We don't know. It's all a wonderful mystery.

So we are just trusting in God right now. God has carried us through this far. Through all of the paperwork and the processes and the roadblocks and the waiting. And God has brought us here to Bangalore safely and in great shape. Now we just trust God to take us through the next adventure.


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