Approximately 143 million orphans in the world. We can't provide a family for all of them, but we can for one, and one life changed makes a significant difference.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day One - Travel

So I've officially decided I'm not one of those people who enjoy world travel.  Don't get me wrong, I loved seeing Germany (ok, maybe just the airport and what we could see from the plane window) and Sudan (again, from the air/airport) and am loving that we are FINALLY here (after 2 1/2 years of day dreaming about this trip), but the traveling itself was nothing to rave about.

Twenty eight hours after leaving our house we were finally on Ethiopian soil.  I may have been a little tired and dillusional when I refused to go with our driver who had been waiting at the airport for an hour to bring us to our guest house.  Remembering all the attempts to be taken advantage of on our last international vacation (Mexico) I was determined to have hard core proof that he was who said he was, continually pushing our bags back to the ground as he tried to patiently and graciously convince us that he was our Job.  So the night ended with a good laugh and we safely arrived at our guest house, enthusiastically greeted by other America World families who are wrapping up their court trips.

Tomorrow (today - can't sleep and it's all starting in a few hours) will include meeting our son for the first time in the morning and then flying up to the northern part of the country (yeah, more travel) for an overnight visit to the orphanage/region where he is from.

Sounds like the dogs have stopped barking just to have the noise replaced by a snake-charmer sounding recorder melody.  I think I may be able to squeeze in a little more sleep before getting this day started (maybe...).


  1. Praying for you, Honey. Tomorrow will be an exciting day!!!

  2. OH WOW!!!!!! I AM SOOO STINKING EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)