Tomorrow our journey to visit family in Norway begins! I am so happy that Ella and Vivian will be able to to meet the family that they have only heard about or met when they were tiny infants. I look forward to the memories they will take home with them - to know the people that love them and send them magical presents in the mail.
We are ready for the most part and can avoid panicking and rushing to get things done. I am a worrier by nature - so planning and being ready is therapy for me - maybe that is why I am so good at it. My goal is always to keep it calm - but I really don't feel calm - just ready. I have to remind myself to worry less and just enjoy. To keep it simple, relax and let go. My biggest wish is that I could speak the language - I read once that the Norwegian language was the second hardest language to learn - Chinese being the first. It is just a wish - I can't speak it and I have to rely on my husband to translate things to my mother in law like "I like your hairstyle" or "Oh, what a pretty table cloth" - bonding things, things guys don't say. My husband gets tired of it real quick and sometimes I get the feeling he doesn't say what I requested. He starts talking Norwegian to me and English to her and well I resort to smiling a lot. Maybe the only thing I have to worry about is sore cheeks from smiling so much.
My mantra will be - enjoy what is in front of you - accentuate the positive and look no further - and pray that my girls warm up easily and are polite.
Ha det bra!
And as always ~ Namaste!