Sunday, May 8, 2011

O Happy Day

The four of us leave for Ethiopia three weeks from tomorrow.  We are so, so ready to wrap our arms around Baby Brother T and Baby Sister A, even if it just for a few sweet hours.  Despite the recent implementation of the five letter limit, we are still holding on to hope that our MOWCYA letter will be there when we show up for court on June 8th.  Prayers and good thoughts would be appreciated.  For those unfamiliar with the current Ethiopian adoption process, this is the trip where we will meet T & A and appear in court to (hopefully) finalize our adoption.  We will make another trip to bring them home.

In the meantime, the past 48+ hours have been filled with thankfulness, joy, panic, and frantic planning.  We think we have our tickets lined up, though there will be some last minute checking come Monday morning.  Beyond that, we are still researching guest houses.  For those in the know, please feel free to offer advice.  We need an affordable option that also has a place for the kidlettes to play, offers the option of lunch and dinner (vegetarian), and if you fine folks would like to follow along: internet.  Oh, and no bed bugs, please.  We don't ask for much (said with all sarcasm).

I have much to be thankful for on this Mother's Day.  And much to do, so I'd best get to it.  Happy Mother's Day to you.

16 comments:

Jess said...

AHHHHHHH! OH MY GOSH WHAT INCREDIBLE NEWS!!!! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU!!!

Kathrin said...

That is wonderful!! Three weeks is really close! Four under 4 that's gonna make for some good blogging ;)

Mark and Sarah said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an incredible Mother's Day gift!

Cindy said...

WOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOO!!!! You need a place with internet for sure! So excited for all of you!

Leah said...

O Happy Day to be sure!!

The Ethiopian Guest House is just what you're looking for. I stayed with Myra for two weeks and was so happy with there support, service, building etc.

http://www.ethiopiaguesthome.com/

Rachel said...

How great that you're able to take the kids with you! Cannot wait to hear more about all this and (hopefully) follow along while you're there!

C and M said...

wonderful!!!! So excited for your family!

Chatter said...

Woot! Woot! Congratulations :) I'm so excited for you all!!! Eeeek :)

Stefani said...

SO excited for you! I can't say enough good things about Ethio Comfort Guest House and Tseybay the owner. Great veg food, internet, clean, super kid/adoption friendly!

Jennifer said...

Yippee!!! And, of course, Happy Mother's Day!

Deirdre said...

So exciting!!

Elizabeth Rose said...

Sooooo excited for this! Congratulations! :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Christina and Chris! I'm excited to hear how things go... Take care! The long overdue book will come soon :-)

Love,

Cindy (Warrensburg)

Mama Papaya said...

Made me smile all over again. Happiness!

P. said...

I am all excited that you are a traveling family! I did a dance of joy when I heard the news.

Peggy

fiddlehead said...

What absolutely amazing and incredible news! I can imagine the feelings you must be having....so intense, so necessary to get those little ones in your arms. Thinking and praying for you all!