E's mom showed up for court and gave her consent, so we got the go ahead to book our tickets. I know I had said that we would be leaving on Saturday, but by the time we were able to book tickets, those tickets were gone unless we wanted business class (which was WAY to expensive). The only option was to leave this morning. Meaning we had less than 12 hours to get everything we needed, get packed, do laundry, clean house, and get everything else done. While I was a basket case, we got it all done and are sitting at the airport, anxiously awaiting our plane! We will be on our way to meet our boys!!!! We will fly to JFK, then have a layover in Germany and finally arrive in Addis Ababa tomorrow at 9:10pm (2:10pm for all my Eastern Time Zone folks!).
We will have internet access while we're there, but it's not guaranteed that it will be good. I will try my best to update while I can, though! Please pray for us next Thursday as we attend court. Pray that all the paperwork needed is there so we can pass court! Once we pass court, I will finally be able to introduce "M" and "E" with pictures and their full names!!! I cannot wait for you to see our boys. You will LOVE them! :)
Thanking God that He chose us to walk this long, crazy, ever changing, always trial-filled, blessed journey of adoption. I cannot imagine NOT doing this! Thank you for everyone who has prayed and supported us (both monetarily and emotionally)! If it weren't for God and all of you, we would not be at this point. We are SO appreciative!! And a very, very special thank you to my sister and brother-in-law, and my brother and sister-in-law for watching Ilana and Aydan for 10 days while we're gone! As much as I am in a ball of nerves leaving them for so long, I know they are going to be so taken care of and it's a blessing that we don't have to worry about their care! THANK YOU!!!!!!
Next post will be from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!!!