There is a beautiful poem written by Chris & Mary Malone (http://www.themalonefamily.us) that's often posted by Reece's Rainbow families 10 days before traveling... let's say it's an emerging tradition - and we are so grateful to be apart of it!
"I wonder...when it was 10 days before I met God and He adopted me, was HE this excited?
I wonder if His stomach did flips and He got tears in His eyes when He thought about holding me for the first time.
I wonder if His heart ached when He thought about my life without Him as my Daddy.
I wonder if it grieved Him to know that I was living as an orphan and had no hope of a future without Him.
I wonder if He was as okay with paying my ransom as I am with paying our girl's.
I wonder if, for Him, there was no cost too high, no sacrifice too great.