Monday, November 15, 2010

Almost There

Only three days and my hiney will be stuck in an undersized, stiff seat next to two children for 8400 miles.  Yep, we are ready to return to Ethiopia.  As much as I HATE flying, you must know I love Ethiopia even more.  Otherwise, I wouldn't endure this stretch.  Our bags are close to packed and my mind is racing with what still remains to be accomplished.  This trip will prove much harder for me as Josh and our two older sons will not trek back with us.

We return for many reasons.  Some I'm open to share, some I'm holding closer until the right time.  What I do know is that I covet your prayers.  Pray for our safety, Mez's sleeping, my anxiety during the flight and our stay, my husband and children I will leave behind, our health, my extended family, who will celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time in 36 years without my father present (thank you suck), our opportunity to be the light and share the love of Christ, our birth mom, whom we will see again, and my ability to share the love and hope of Christ with her as well as rejoice in the son we share.  Pray for our luggage, our words, our time to be used well, and our overall witness during major jet lag.  Pray for those we love, whom I am already grieving leaving AGAIN (and I haven't even arrived).  Pray that God's plan for our time, both present and future, would be clear.  Mostly, pray that in all things HE will receive the glory He is due.

I will update my blog and keep you abreast of all we are doing.  Can't wait to see you on the other side...


  1. Can't wait to hear how the trip goes, beautiful!

  2. Thank you for giving the specifics of what to pray for! I hope you will be able to keep us posted on everything you are doing. Say hello to Genet for us!!! And all the Bejoe girls!!!

    Happy travels!

  3. I am praying - love you my friend!! Safe travels. xx

  4. I will be praying for you and your family! Have a safe and blessed trip! I don't think we're going to receive our referral prior to your leaving but if you happen to see any twins 0-18 months with at least one little guy could you snap some pics just encase? Excited to hear about your adventures!

  5. Ladies, thank you for your prayers. They are the barrier of my heart from the enemy's attacks. Jamie, I am on the look out. If you get a referral while I'm there, just email or facebook me. I'll check it frequently-ish. Love to all.

  6. Safe travels! Praying for you all!