Well, the anxiety and stress has finally hit! All this time I have been amazed at the peace and calmness with which I've been able to face this adoption (minus a few days of stress here and there), but I feel as though I'm now in a constant state of anxiety. Never knowing when we'll get the call and having to prepare for not just an international trip for myself, my spouse, and a baby I've never met, I have to prepare childcare for the two we're leaving home during the trip. Sometimes it all just seems like too much, but then I take a look at Alex's sweet face, take a deep breath, pray for strength and find the will to go on. Your prayers during this time would be much appreciated!