Friday, February 19, 2010

Signing off from Ethiopia

Hello all for the last time from Ethiopia! We will head for the airport in about an hour and (if all goes well) be at our house for supper Saturday night. We are tired and ready to get home. We took a tour of a coffee factory today & it was great fun. We walked right through the cleaning, sorting, grading, and roasting operations.

I took a quick afternoon outing with one of our in-country guides to buy a pair of soccer shoes for one of the boys involved in our guide's ministry for street children. It was fun to see the excitement when he got to pick out the pair he wanted. He only owned a pair of crocs and lives on the street, but because of the financial support and guidance he gets from our guide he is enrolled in school and supports himself by selling gum to tourists.

Isaac is still grumpy today, I think mostly because he is exhausted from crying about all last night. Hopefully he will crash for the long trip home.

Leigha and I really want to thank everyone who has followed along on our little blog and sent us notes of encouragement--it really makes a big difference when we're so far from home. I hope to see lots of you at the airport, but if not there we'll see you at home!



  1. Issac has to be one of the cutest babies I have ever seen!!! What an adorable addition to your already awesome family. Congratulations and have a safe journey home. Ben and Leigha I admire you so much. Julie Palmer

  2. Can't wait for you to be home!!!! I'm sure you're in the air now...and praying Isaac is sleeping and peaceful and traveling like a dream! Love you guys so much!