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Thursday, January 14, 2010


We are one week away from loading a plane to go to ETHIOPIA. A place I have dreamed of going for longer than this adoption process. And on top of that, I am bringing home, not a souvenir but OUR DAUGHTER. (another dream in itself) We feel so grateful for this opportunity and we are going to enjoy every moment(even the not so fun ones).
After my last post of hearing the news about the FDL, we really were still on hold until we got confirmation that it had been received in Ethiopia. So again, we waited everyday for the phone to ring or for an e-mail. Unfortunately, the communication with them is only once a day, so after we heard "no"in the morning we had to wait until the next day to possibly hear a "yes". Everyday for the past week we have been hopeful and then crushed when the answer was "still haven't received it". Yesterday, our oldest said,"quit crying already!" Our tickets were on hold until Tuesday and our AWESOME travel agent figured a way to book them so that if need be we could transfer them to the next travel time. The tickets got lost(not sure the correct term) and she had to fight to get us back on the flight. Can you imagine what this felt like? A little over one week from suppose to boarding a plane to meet our daughter and we don't have tickets booked or the clearance to bring her home! Needless to say we were PRAYING! I don't like to use the word desperate, but that's how we felt.
Today, we got a call from our case manager with the news we have been waiting for, THEY HAVE OUR PAPERWORK IN ETHIOPIA!! We can go get her. RELIEF doesn't adequately describe our feelings. One HUGE answered prayer.
Then our travel agent called with the other news we were hoping for, OUR TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOOKED! Now the real celebration begins!!! Can you hear us yelling??????

What a roller coaster!! But it has all come together and we are going to Ethiopia.
Now we are going to concentrate on our boys before we leave them for a week. YIKES!


  1. It is a crazy roller coaster ride! I'm glad it all worked out, it makes it that much more special once you get there. We didn't have our tickets till 2 days before leaving, we finally put it on hold, but didn't know for sure till the day before travel because our FDL hadn't been forwarded to Ethiopia. Now it seems like years ago all this happened and it's only been about 7 months!

    Have a great trip and I can't wait to see pictures when you get back!

  2. My heart is happy for you....have loads of fun, and can't wait to see pics of you loving on your baby girl!!!

  3. Can't wait to see pics of her in your arms.

  4. Yay, hurray for you and yours. I can't wait until you get home and we can see her beautiful face and your glow of having your daughter in your arms. Praise God for his blessings!!!

  5. I'm so happy for you guys!!!! You are going to have an amazing time. I wish I could go back with you as I already miss Ethiopia terribly. Enjoy every second of your trip :)