Friday, October 12, 2012

We're Going to ETHIOPIA!!!

October 24th, we will board a plane headed to E.T.H.I.O.P.I.A!!! It worked out that our 4 year old son and my dad will be coming with us too. Our court date, where we appear in front of the judge to give our consent to the adoption, is October 31st. We are beyond excited and grateful...there's really no words. You wait so long, pray so fervently, and fight so hard in an adoption; then, all of a sudden, the door swings open. And you just kinda stand back and stare at this open door in awe and disbelief. You can hardly believe that this moment has come. You turn to each other and say, "are we actually going to Ethiopia, do we actually have a son there"? It's just all so surreal. But, these open door moments in an adoption don't come very often, so we are sitting back and enjoying the excitement and anticipation building these past few days! Thanks for the prayers and we'll keep you posted. 

By the way, Baby A will not be able to come home with us on this trip. We will then return home and wait another 2-4 months to finally bring him home. That wait will be the most difficult. But, it's also the wait with the most hope, because the finish line is actually starting to come into view.

We'll post more details about our trip soon and how you can pray for us!


  1. YAY! So glad to hear! Super exciting!
    Amanda McAlpine from MN

  2. Oh man do I ever wish I was going with you!!!!! I miss Ethiopia so so very much! I remember how sweet this first trip is, so hard to say goodbye but so filled with hope, just like you said. I cannot wait to see pictures!!!
    Love, JO

  3. woo hoo!!! So excited for you to meet your baby boy!!!! I am not sure yet if our son is at the Transition house, but I would love to find out! ;-) I will email you his name! So happy that your time has come!

  4. Just checking in to see if you updated, I am thinking about you and praying for you. I know this is a big big week for you and your whole family. I can't wait to see his little face and hear all about this trip. Lots of love,