Friday, March 6, 2009

Here We Go



A couple of weeks ago we went to our favorite Ethiopian food restaurant...Dalo's Kitchen. We mentioned to the daughter of the owner that we were leaving for Ethiopia and a little while later her Father came out of the kitchen with this paper where he scratched out a few words and phrases that he thought we should know in Amharic. It has a safe home in my bag along with Mezmur's pictures and my knitting pattern (I started this sweater a few weeks ago and now I only have the sleeves to knit).
The extra week before travel gave me time to finish this doll...that is waiting for Mezmur when she comes home along with her other doll.
Please keep our Mezmur in your thoughts while she undergoes yet another traumatic transition in her short life. While we have been waiting our love for Mezmur has grown. We love her so much, but she doesn't know we even exist. We are strangers who look different and smell different. Please pray that this transition is a smooth one for her.

Next time you see us we will have Mezmur in our arms.

One more sleep.

14 comments:

Fine family said...

See you in Ethiopia!

Heather said...

I am SO excited for you all! Best wishes for a good trip and may M's transition be as smooth as it can.

Christi said...

God bless you guys!!!!

Melissa and the boys said...

We are thinking of you guys! Hope you're actually sleeping right now! Be safe, and we can't wait to see ALL of you when you get back, and settled in!!

dad-gramps said...

Know our hearts will be with you every step of the way. . . Wish I was really there to help with your luggage. . . with all the support you have had through this process you will have helping hands when they are needed. Like the support you got from the kitchen of you favorite Ethiopian resturant. . . Amazing! You deserve it all and let it all carry you to Mezmur and know she will connect to your heart for all the same reasons. . . Talk to you when I can and have a safe joyous adventure. . . LOVE TO ALL

Erin and Keith Sager said...

Safe travels. We will be thinking about you....

Blog Shmog said...

Have a safe incredible trip. Can't wait to see her sweet face in your arms!

habeshachild said...

So so thrilled for you, and for Mezmur. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

April said...

YOU ARE THERE!!!! And Mez is with you!!!!! and You have held and Kissed baby Z too! I will think of that all week. I'm so happy.
April

NatalieDeltaGam said...

i'm thinking and praying for your family! what a joyous occasion!

Mars said...

Wow - I can't believe you are there right now, meeting your daughter. It's amazing. I can't wait to see pictures when you get back.
Praying for you guys,
Marlene Fletcher

lori lls said...

Watching.

Waiting.

Hoping to see a photo of this growing family SOON.

K Leclercq said...

So excited for you guys! Can't wait to hear about your trip!!! Congratulations and be safe!

April said...

WELCOME HOME!!!!!!