Saturday, June 26, 2010
We have arrived in Ethiopia and we are so glad to finally be here! We left from the airport and took our bags (all 1000 of them it seemed) to the Guest House and then we quickly left to take Jacob, Lindsay, Megan and Kaylee to meet their new sister and brother. We stood outside the orphanage gate and the gate opened just a little- I then heard Jacob and Lindsay scream......"There is Geremew!" They both ran in and found Tizita and Geremew and greeted them both with hugs. Tizita was super excited to see us and Geremew was a little shy at first. They quickly took us upstairs to see their beds and we then went down stairs to meet some of their friends. It was a great first day together but we didn't spend much time there. On our way home from the orphanage we were all tired and we didn't feel well. Lindsay even told David that she wanted to go home : ( but quickly changed her mind when we reminded her that we had to wait for Tizita and Geremew to be able to come. We arrived back at the guest house and we were all asleep by 4:30pm and slept until this morning. We all woke up around 3:00am for a snack but quickly went back to sleep until 7:30am.We just returned from our second day at the orpahange and today was a blast for all 8 of us! We played games, painted nails, chewed gum (see video at UCF tomorrow), jumped rope, and colored. Tizita and Geremew smiled the entire day and I loved that Geremew was not shy but very playful today. It will be a day we all remember as the first time our family enjoyed a family day together.Tonight we will have dinner at Trent and Carmen's house and we look forward to our time here with them. I will try to update this daily but we have dial up here and so it is very slow! Please join us in praying for Monday morning. Our court date is Monday at 9:00am (2:00am in Charlotte) and we would love to have as many of you up and praying that we would pass. We can't wait to share with you some of what we have been told about Geremew and Tizita's birth family- Another blog but even our agency knows that this process to adopt our precious twins has been so much more than a paperwork battle.......in the end God will win the VICTORY! Praising Him for what He has done and is going to do!