03 May 2010

Update from Ethiopia

Okay, well this is the first day we have a chance at internet - because we drove 20 minutes to the Hilton where we're also enjoying a nice meal.
 
We're in Ethiopia and loving it.  Judah is absolutely beautiful and we love, love, love him.  THe first day he was quiet and was content in our laps.  The next time we saw a smile.  Then today, he laughed and laughed when I tickled him.  It's wonderful getting to know him slowly.  Tomorrow we take custody of Judah so we have him 24/7 after that.  Tommorrow we also go to the embassy where we're praying they'll give us his passport so we can go home.
 
We've been to traditional meals and tribal dances (this white girl can't dance but I tried), and saw the countryside.  We traveled 6 hours to Durame and got to meet Judah's birthmother.  Very emotional and I'm thankful to Ethiopia and Holt for  making that happen for us.
 
It's warm here.  Sometimes there's power, sometimes there's not.  No toilet paper in the toilet, the water is slightly colored when it comes out of the faucet, etc.  But the people are beautiful and we're so thankful for the time we're spending here.   With that said, we're ready to get home too!
 
Please share with others.  Keep praying.  Thanks!!!

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8 comments:

Patty said...

What a blessing! I can't wait to see some more pictures and read about your trip home!

Janel said...

So glad your time with Judah is going well! I bet you are so enjoying his smiles and laughter! Glad you got to meet his birthmother....such an unmatched experience!

Beth said...

Love hearing news of Judah. Continued prayers for all of you.

Linds said...

So excited for you guys!!

CORI said...

What did you think of the food? I LOVE Ethiopian food but I know it is very different from what you used to eat in college.

Alisha J said...

Praying for you guys and so excited about your new little one!

Bonnie said...

I love Africa ~ a forgotten continent filled with God's beautiful children! I have an African name ~ Mama Mobondisi ~

Kristine said...

So excited for you guys! can't wait to see pics and hear more about you trip. Love Love you!!!