Friday, August 28, 2009

Leaving on a jet plane tomorrow

Thank you to all who have followed our adoption journey to our son. I am a mix of emotions nervousness and excitement. Jesus told his followers I will not leave you as orphans. James tells us true/pure religion is to look after orphans... God has adopted me into his forever family. Now our family has given a little boy in a far away place a forever family. Tomorrow evening we will board a plane in Raleigh, then DC. This plane will fly us to the beautiful country of Ethiopia (I have never been before, but have seen hundreds of pictures of the landscape and people). On Monday morning I will be given the awesome joy to hold my newest son.
A few things we are taking:
Suzanne:
2 pants, 2 skirts, 2 capris, 8 tops, 2 pj's, 1 sweatshirt, 1 jacket, 3 pairs shoes
Kellar:
4 pants, many shirts, 3 pairs shoes
Tewodros:
2 shoes, 5 pants, 10 shirts, 3 pajamas, 2 jackets
2 suitcases full of our humanitarian aid items:
box of toothbrushes from our dentist, several packs of diaper, 3 large formula containers, 8 tubes A&D ointment, 4 wipes packages, 20 baby outfits, several packs of bottles, crayons, markers, colored pencils, coloring books, beach balls...
A backpack full of fun stuff for Tewodros
Snacks
Blanket for Tewodros
soccer ball, floppy frisbee, and beach ball for Tewodros
PAPERWORK (documents, itinerary, passport, airline tickets...)
MONEY (thank you bank ladies who helped me with finding 100 bills after a certain year)

While we are gone Ashleigh will post on here when they hear from us
Stay tuned many pictures of Ethiopia, our trip, and our family will follow in the weeks after our return

4 comments:

Gretchen Magruder said...

take earplugs!! Call to prayer at 5am and lots of traffic can be noisy in Addis!! So excited for you and can't wait to read about your adventures!!

Kelly said...

I am so excited for you! I cannot wait to meet him! Praying for safe travels.

Tanya and Tony said...

Have a great trip! Many prayers for you and the others traveling to Ethiopia.

Allison & Gregory said...

Sounds like you have everything you need for the trip. Wait, I think you're forgetting the kitchen sink!