Today is the big day. A friend will arrive shortly to take us to the airport, and we’ll be on our way. We bought our plane tickets twenty-three days ago. On that day, we were so excited to finally have a departure date. It seemed like twenty-three days would never pass, but in the end they went flying by with a giant WHOOSH. And here we are, bags packed and ready to go, bellies full of breakfast from our favorite bakery down the street.
Time is still a confusing concept for Zinashi, and originally I made a countdown sign to help her understand how long it would be before we would leave. A few days in, however, it became fun for me, too. I liked watching each day pass, crossing off another number to take us one day closer to Elvie. I posted a photo of Zinashi holding our countdown sign each day on Instagram, and today I put them all together in a slideshow. When we get home, I’ll be ordering prints to put in a little album for Elvie, so she will know how excited we were to finally get to go to her. For now, we’ll share here, so you can feel the excitement build with us.