Friday, March 6, 2009

We're Going to Ethiopia!!!

We can't believe it but we're leaving for Ethiopia in just a few weeks to get Baby M.! Props to AGCI for the surprise twist in our adoption adventure.
I had called Christy earlier this week asking if she'd heard anything about our court date. She let us know that she hadn't but was hoping to hear something from Almaz in Ethiopia by Friday. Needless to say when my phone rang this morning and it was Christy calling I expected her to say our court date was scheduled for the end of May. Instead she said she had exciting news for us. Our court date was yesterday and we passed! Thank goodness today was a non-student day and I was just at work doing report cards. My students would have probably been really worried to see me crying in the middle of class! We're still waiting for the final adoption decree before we know our exact travel dates but we'll definitely be going soon!
Baby M. will only be about 4 1/2 months old when we travel to Ethiopia so we will be doing some major shopping over the next few weeks to get everything we need for her. Isabelle didn't come home until she was about 10 1/2 months old so we don't have any clothes for a small baby. We also need to get bottles, diapers, formula and so much more! I need to go so I can start making my lists of things to do. And, in case you're wondering how I managed to concentrate on my report cards today, it was almost impossible. It took me 12 hours to do 23 report cards! Jason, Isabelle and I were at school until about 8:30 tonight getting things ready for school next week. Ugggh!
Have a great weekend everybody - we sure will!

14 comments:

The Redman's said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! We picked Grace up when she was 3 1/2 mo., so if you need any packing/travel advice with a wee little one, just let me know!!!

What wonderful news! I'm so excited for you guys.

Kristi J said...

I've gotten chills all day thinking about this twist!! I'm just so excited for you guys and can't wait to see you travel...Yeah, for GREAT Godly surprises....:) Kristi

Maria and Family said...

You guys deserve this awesome twist! I am so happy for you. Truly what a wonderful surprise. AGCI rocks! GOD is good. So happy for you. You are gonna have an itty bitty baby !!!

neely said...

oh my word!! amazing and so awesome! congrats.

Michael said...

WooooHoooo for you guys!!!! What a wonderful surpise!!!

Michelle
www.mfamilyblog.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Ahhhh! So exciting! I am jumping up an down for you. So nice to hear such an exciting and positive twist!

Melissa

Megan Sandlin said...

Congratulations! We're very excited for you.

Leann said...

what a great surprise!!! Can I send you some scrubs to take with you? e-mail me and let me know if you'll have extra room radleann@yahoo.com

nana t said...

Oh My! Oh My! It is absolutely wonderful-incredible, a miracle! God is so very good. Rachel just called with the news-WE ARE THRILLED!!! You are all in our prayers and on our hearts. Happy and Safe travels!

shauna said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you.

The Redman's said...

So- I'm gutting out Grace's room (we're having new carpet put in the house on Mon.), but I found two 4 oz. Playtex drop-ins bottles that I only used in Ethiopia (the easiest to travel with!!). You can have them if you'd like.:) We also have travel converters, space saver bags (fabulous for all the little clothes!!). Feel free to holler is you need anything!!

Springs Landing said...

Oh my gosh, what wonderful news and I can't believe my feelings were right. So, get ready for an adventure and most importantly, the meeting of your daughter. May God Bless you all.

Love,

Frank, Sandy and Caroline

PS. Isabelle is just adorable.

Christy said...

Oh my, that is THE BEST NEWS! Have a blast shopping for your precious little one.

(Rachel's Atlanta Friend)

Emma and Luke said...

Congrats!!! That is so exciting, and wonderful that you didn't have to worry about the court date since you didn't even know it was happening! What fabulous news!