"We are all handmade people created by a God who is not safe or small." Rend Collective Experiment

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Change of Plans...

I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. John 14:18

Due to our very troubled Immigration office we have decided that instead of using the escort I (along with my 10 yo dd) will travel to Ethiopia to pick up our wee little baby boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are very excited. If we went with the escort option it would be months and months before wee baby could come home. This way he will be in our arms on April 19th. YIPPEE!!! I can NOT wait!

I am a Homeschool stay at home Mama who is from a small town. The whole idea of me leaving and going to Ethiopia is pretty mind boggling for those who are close to me.

I LOVE being with my dc all the time. I never leave them unless I have to. I was very nervous at the prospect of going eventhough my wonderful dh will be here as well as my In-Laws and our incredible friends and neighbors who are Uncle and Auntie to our dc stepping in to help.

I confess traveling to a foreign country without dh is pretty daunting too... God has given me peace though and confirmed again and again through circumstances and His Word tthat this is His will.

I have had a deep desire to go to Ethiopia since our 3 yo and 1 yo came home. I really missed not seeing where they came from and not meeting their caregivers.

I am so excited because I can do that now. If all is well with wee little boy I can meet his caregivers and see his orphanage as well as the orphanages our other two dear boys came from.

So, big excitement around here!! We covet your prayers. Our God truly is an awesome GOD!!!!

1 comment:

Blaine said...

I'm so happy for you Renee!! It does take a little bit of time to wrap your brain around a new plan, when you went into the adoption process with something else in mind. We made the same change of plans. It won't be long before you will be so wrapped up in taking care of the details for your trip, that you won't have time to be nervous. I really believe that the experiences to be had by visiting Ethiopia, and the shorter waiting times to hold our little ones, will make it all worth while. We leave for Addis two weeks from today. Best of luck to you!!