Friday, February 12, 2010

We made it!

We made it to Ethiopia! Our flight out of DC was delayed 4 hours, and then we sat on the plane for an hour and a half while the push truck spun its wheel on the ice trying to get our plane away from the terminal. Once we got going, our flight was great--the plane was almost empty so there was plenty of room to lay down and sleep. If you ever get the chance to fly on Ethiopian Airlines I highly recommend it--the service is great! Ethiopia has changed a lot since we were here two years ago. It looks like there has been a lot of economic growth--the constuction sites now have workers and materials on them (last time they were all deserted) and there are bigger and better vehicles in the streets. It's about 9:30AM at home, but it's 5:30PM here which means we'll go to bed at about lunch time. I think it will work out fine as we are both tired from the trip. We're staying in a guest house this time instead of a hotel. It seems like a nice place, and we've already met a couple from Frankfort KY. The weather is nice here--it's been raining some the past few days which is rare. It's about 70 degrees and feels like it's going to rain. Our arrival was much less intimidating this time--it almost felt coming home in a way. We are anxious to meet Isaac, but that isn't scheduled to happen until Monday. We are hoping to meet his birth mother tomorrow, but as far as we know those arrangements have not been finalized yet. I am also hoping to find time to take a trip into the countryside to see some of the surrounding villages and agriculture. Thanks to all who have been praying for us. God truly did move a mountain (of snow in DC) to get us here on time. More to come later...



  1. I've been doing some serious blog-stalking waiting for news. So happy you guys are there safe and sound! I love the description of Ethiopia, too. I feel like I can almost see it.

    Love you guys!

  2. So glad you made it. Boys are doing well and all 3 slept well last night. Sam & I are at church and will be heading out to the homestead and check out the new countertops. Again I say rejoice, Love Mom

  3. I'm excited you guys made it! Wouldn't have expected anything less from our amazing God! Can't wait to hear about meeting his mom, if that gets to happen and of course you better give great details about meeting Isaac!! Can't wait to meet him!
    God Bless!

  4. Happy to hear all is going well. The tops are in and they look great. Keep posting the news as it happens. We miss you.

    Nana's Pap

  5. Thanks for the have been on the forefront of our minds!!!