Good to get your email! We are at the guest house waiting for our ride and we should get to meet our boys in about an hour. Wow, right? Suddenly our whole lives are going to change. Well, I guess our lives changed two years ago. But we finally get to see some fruit. And, oh my, are we excited to see our sweet little fruit.
It's cold here. I'm wearing your jacket. I wore socks (with moisturizer, naturally) to bed last night and warm pants and two shirts. Caleb and I fear that we underestimated Ethiopian winter.
The roads really are mud. I mean, they are paved, but there is mud everywhere. It's a lot for Caleb to take in, interestingly. He's not reeling, but he has so much to say. Last night and this morning he has been processing everything he is seeing out loud. He rarely does that. I can't hardly get a word in.
Right, sorry, too much typing, I'm nervous-excited, Rebecca
2nd letter, Monday morning, 9:52 local time
We are waiting at our guesthouse for our driver to come and we have a bag packed with clothes and diapers. Caleb wondered which outfits would be best and I decided that I needed to leave the Mustella wipes here so I don't get carried away with them at the orphanage. We're thinking of taking some bananas. Will they be hungry? Will they like bananas? Caleb is starting to pace. Oh my. We're excited.
3rd letter, Monday afternoon, 4:30 local time
We have both boys and we have not stopped moving since. They have changed our Embassy date to Thursday. Hopefully having more time before the appointment will give us more time to get a visa appointment for Mamush. I think CWA will submit Mamush's paperwork on Wednesday.
So, here's the update. Mamush has a passport. All Mamush needs is permission from the US Embassy to have a visa appointment on Thursday with Firomsa.
Since our embassy appointment has been postponed two days, and we don't receive travel visas until the day after the embassy appointment day we are a little nervous because we might not get it in time to fly out. [their flight leaves midday Friday]
Love you, sorry I don't have time to write more.
As soon as we got the boys back to the guest house they both fell asleep on the bed and Caleb and I just laid there and looked at them. I have given them both baths and they are out in the courtyard playing soccer with Caleb.
Crying tears of joy at my laptop right now!
Praising the Lord for shaping this family in his perfect design and sovereign timing. Praying that we'll see all four of them at the airport this Saturday evening!