Friday, May 27, 2011

Back at Home

We made it to court and WE PASSED!!!  Now we wait to travel back for our 2nd and final trip.  It will be in 3-8 weeks.  It was wonderful getting to meet Kidane.  He is every bit as sweet as we thought he would be.  He knows how to read in English, doesn't know what he is reading, but he can read it!!!  He is a quick learner, he learned how to play UNO with us.  It was so much fun.  We were worn out playing soccer with him each day.  Coming home was hard, and the airlines didn't make it any easier.  We got to the airport Tuesday night and found out our flight was postponed until the next morning.  We finally arrive home on Thursday evening.  

Friday, May 6, 2011

Two Weeks till departure!

Since our phone call on Monday we have been happily busy.  We can take two 50lb suitcases, so we plan to take over needed items.  We got a list from our social worker of what is generally needed and most needed.  So if you want to send something over let us know and we can fill our suitcases for the children! 

We have our tickets.  We leave Bismarck on Friday, May 20 at 1pm, arrive in Addis Ababa Sabbath, May 21 at 8:30pm.   We leave Ethiopia on Tuesday, May 24 at 10:30 pm and arrive back home Wednesday, May 25 at 4:30 pm.  

Monday, May 2, 2011


We got our court date today!  We have to be in court in Ethiopia on Monday, May 23.  I truly believe it is a miracle!  Why?  Well, at the end of March the court dates for April and May were given out and we were not on the list.  But the government decided to give out more dates in May and we got on the list!!!  Praise God!!!  

I will finally get to meet my little boy and see his smile in person!  I can hardly wait!  I want to just run outside and shout out the good news.  I about burst at the seams today.  Thanks go to all of you for your prayers for us.  

We were hoping for a June or July date and WOW we are going in May!!!