Wow...it's been quite an amazing three weeks since my last blog post! We were stuck in Ethiopia for an extra week due to the volcano (nice to be in Ethiopia longer, but hard on us since we just wanted to get home with our son)! Unfortunately, I couldn't access my blog while in Ethiopia so I'm going to be doing quite a bit of catching up over the coming weeks with my writing. I don't really have words for Ethiopia which is kind of unfortunate since this is a blog and I need words. :) You can expect to see a lot of pictures and hopefully catch a glimpse into the beauty of my experience in Ethiopia.
The past three weeks included meeting my four year old son for the first time, meeting my son's birth father, throwing a pizza party for 130 teenage orphans, spending time at a leper colony where some people hadn't left their beds in 17 years, meeting my dear friend's sponsored children, stepping over streams of sheep and goat's blood which had been shed in the Easter celebration, meeting people who had nothing but were giving everything they had to help their community...a mixture of utter sadness and undeniable joy. Ethiopia has captured my heart. Adoption has captured my heart. God's heart for the fatherless is capturing my heart. I think my time in Ethiopia has inched me closer to realizing how much love the Father has for us, His children...especially for those who suffer. This world is so big. So needy. So beautiful. I can't wait to share some of that beauty and need with you in the coming weeks.
Thanks for your prayers and support and thanks for your patience as our new family gets settled in. For now, here are a few pictures to whet your appetite. :)