Mar 9, 2010

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In twenty-four hours we will board a plane. A plane that will take us to Ethiopia. A plane ride that will forever change my life. Am I ready? Everything is in order, but I can't help but know in the back of my mind that everything in my life will be different after this trip. Not just our day-to-day lives with the kids here, but also just my perceptions and responses to things will be different after being in Africa, meeting Kaleab and finally experiencing a place I've only imagined.

If you wake up tomorrow and we cross your mind, please say a little prayer for us. Pray that all of our luggage arrives because it is 85% donation items. Pray that God's peace fills me while we fly (remember, I HATE to fly) and pray that our children's hearts are strong and courageous as they embark on a new life, with new people they've never met. And pray that this new momma is renewed with purpose and that God receives ALL of the glory.

I will try to post as much as I can from ET, especially about the Kolfe pizza party! We love you all & cannot wait to introduce you to our family of four!

Hugs & Love,

Le & Lindsey

14 comments:

Beautiful Mess said...

PRAYING!! To God be the glory!

jamullins said...

Of course I will be praying! Can't wait to hear all about your trip. I absolutely HATE to fly but really did ok on the trip. Just focus on those precious kids! And on the way back you'll be busy playing with them so it will go faster! Have a great trip! You are right...you will be forever changed after Africa.

Michael and Katie said...

Have a wonderful trip. I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it. I will be praying for safe travels and peace on the plane. I hate to fly too.

Anonymous said...

Praying for safe travel! May God Bless you at this exciting time!
Can't wait to see pictures of your family of 4!!

Blessings....

Leslie said...

We will be lifting you up in prayer the whole time you are in Ethiopia. Enjoy. Take it all in. Love on those precious children of yours.

Mark and Heidi said...

Oh my goodness, I am so excited for you! Have a wonderful trip!!! You will most definitely be in my prayers :)

Robyn said...

Praying for you all! Less than a day...how exciting!

Ellen Enright said...

I got your message. Thanks!!!! I'll get a hold of you for sure if it happens.

I can't wait to hear about your trip. I know it's going to be simply amazing!!
Love,
Ellen

Sarah Marden said...

We will continue to pray for you guys and praise God because of where He has lead you. Praying for the kids and Kaleab too. I cannot wait for the photos and stories and just all of the fun blogs once you guys get back and get settled!

Laura Ferry-Jimenez said...

WHAT... already???!! I am beyond excited and I will pray like I've never prayed before.

I remember driving to the hospital to have Isabella and thinking I totally knew what I was getting into and I didn't! it was worse (haha) AND way more GLORIOUS than I ever could've imagined.

take care of each other and those precious children!

Jami said...

I am super excited for you guys! Praying for you and your trip!!!! I can't wait to see your pics :)

Gail said...

Have a wonderful flight and we will meet you on the other side!

Rebecca said...

I am SO excited for you guys!! Praying for travel mercies and for your kiddos. Can't wait for you all to get back!

Lori said...

Lindsey,
God put you smack dab in the middle of my mind ALL night. Our family is covering you in prayers. Trusting you will know His perfect peace and His strenght will be your promise. I can't wait to hear how you are loving on your kids...and all the others. Let me know IF you see there is something that is needed in Addis but has not been mentioned, let me know.
Love,
Lori