What a week! Up until the last few days my feelings about this adventure have been overshadowed by excitement. And then, as the reality set in that I won’t be seeing my friends and family for three long months, I started to get a little teary. My friends always tease me about how often I cry! Well, you can imagine the amount of tears I shed this week! Happy tears, though 🙂
Many of you have asked about our plans for after we leave. We are departing San Francisco tomorrow to fly 12 hours directly to Frankfurt, Germany. Originally, we had a 2 hour layover in Germany before we caught our connecting flight down to Ethiopia. When our court date was not scheduled as we had anticipated, we decided to extend our layover just a bit. Instead of spending 2 hours in Germany, we will be spending 6 days!
Just another example of how God blesses us! 15 years ago I married this guy…..
We were just babies! We were only 19 years old when we got married. Young, I know, but I couldn’t let a man like him escape! We have had many great adventures. And we always said that we would do it up big for our 15 year anniversary. Go overseas. Europe. Australia maybe. 16 months ago when we started down this road of adoption, we shelved those big plans for an overseas vacation. And then a few weeks ago I thought we would be spending our anniversary in Ethiopia – and I was okay with that! But, in timing that only God can ordain, our 15 year anniversary falls during the 6 days that we will be in Germany. Not only do we get the blessing of adopting these children, but God is also giving us an unexpected anniversary present!
Here are a few pictures of our past week…..
I will be updating as often as possible while we are away. I can not wait to post pictures and videos of our family of eight!
*Rest for our family, especially my husband.
*That we would hear of our court date soon!
*That our court date would BE soon!