Friday, September 9, 2011

Countdown: Seven Weeeeeks!!

Seven weeeeeeeeeks!!

Until we leave on this:

Arrive here:

Stay at this Guest House:

And finally meet this little guy:

Our flights and accommodations are officially booked. Actually...they have been booked since like THE day I found out our court date.  I was too excited to wait one single second!! We are leaving on October 29th (because I was DETERMINED to leave this country in October!) and I just can't wait!!  

The only problem is that I don't like flying!! At. All. I may be the only grown up out there who is afriad of planes, but it just DOES NOT make sense for something that big to fly in the sky for so long.  It just doesn't. Everyone tells me to take something to knock me out, but I'm kind of nervous since I already tend to do crazy things in my sleep! I just have visions of me doing ridiculousness in front of a plane full of people and maybe getting thrown off the plane somewhere between here and Ethiopia!!  I am just praying for God to take this fear from me, because that's the only way I'll make it!

Once I am sedated calm and settled and we fly across the ocean we will arrive in Addis Ababa on October 30th and we are staying here.  Super excited about where we are staying because I have heard so many wonderful things about the guest house and it's staff AND there will be other awesome families from our agency there at the same time!

And most exciting of some point on the 30th we should be meeting our sweet little boy!!! I have no grand illusions of him running into my arms and loving me immediately.  More than likely he will wonder who the heck this white lady is and not like me too much for a while.  He has already had so many transitions in his short life and in the coming weeks he will have to endure so many more.  I wish there were ways around it, but I just pray he feels our love and security.

So...the countdown. IS. ON.



Audrey @ The Brown Brigade said...

Yay!! How exciting. You are not the only adult who is afraid to fly. I have never been on an international flight and I am afraid of flying, heights, enclosed places....I will be a big fat mess in a few months when we are finally able to go to Uganda. I try not to think about that part.

house of earnest said...

Woowhoo!!! Only 5 weeks now!!!! FIVE WEEEEKS!