We truly are a family redefined. We are husband, wife, son, daughter, step children, biological and adopted children and most importantly, Children of God.

A friend pointed out that I needed to update my blog header. After our adoption from Ethiopia, I had updated it stating how the adoption of Sara Joy completed our family. Well... the journey continues. After much prayer, we have decided to follow what we feel is God's calling for us...we went to Ghana with the intention of adopting a four year old girl, Isabella Hope. Little did we know that she would be the catalyst to bringing home not only her, but her half brother and sister. We will now be adding not only Isabella Hope to our family, but also Mary Grace (9) and Gilbert (6) who we will transition to the name Nathaniel Timothy. The shock is wearing off and the JOY and EXCITEMENT are overwhelming. Now truly, our family is complete. The great part of journeying with God, is that it's always an adventure. He knows where we are going, and for us it is all a marvelous surprise. Looking forward to sharing our family adventures as we walk daily through life and as we venture off to Ghana to bring home Mary, Nate and Isabella! It's always an adventure redefining our family!



Saturday, September 25, 2010

Travel time!!!

So, we are sitting here at the airport in Columbia, waiting to board the plane to Washington.  If I were a good mom I would take a picture of Tim and I at the beginning of our journey.  I guess I'm not a good mom, because I'm going to skip it.  Who needs a picture of me and Tim sitting in an airport.  Not the part of the journey that I really want to remember anyway.

We got out of the house just fine, and I think I managed to remember everything I needed, even after waiting til the last minute to pack.  Anna gave me the biggest hug before we left and then stood at the front window with Pearl waving and blowing me kisses.  So sweet.  I even had to have Tim back up so I could see her for just a bit longer.

Cameron went home with a friend yesterday after school for the weekend, so I didn't really get to say good-bye to him except over the phone.  I wish I could have given him a big hug good-bye, but it didnt' happen.  He doesn't seem real heart broken over it.

So, we headed out, stopped at Star bucks to get a coffee for the ride to the airport and then we were on our way.  Tim programmed the airport into the GPS and we were off.  We got almost the entire way here, and then things started to look strange.  Well, Tim had programmed the wrong airp0rt into the GPS and we were going to the wrong one.  Fortunately we were only about 10 miles out of our way.  I of-course freaked, Tim kept playing with the GPS and I just wanted him to GET. US. TO. THE. AIRPORT.  We managed to make it with plenty of time to spare.  Sometimes technology can bite you in the behind!  He knew how to get to the airport but instead listened to the instructions of the australian lady talking out of a box!

I'm very anxious about the trip.  My stomach is a bit upset.  I'm wondering if I puked right now, if they would let me on the plane.  I better just keep my cookies down and not risk it!  I had Tim get me some cracker combos and a diet coke to soothe my stomach.  That seems to be helping.

I really can not wait to see and hear the sights and sounds of Ethiopia.  I can't imagine what my next post is going to be like....  because we will have gotten to see our Sara Joy!  Be prepared for some excitement!

I can't believe we are now on our way!!!!

In Christ,
Charity

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Yup, we're one of the many who took that photo in the airport ;-)

So happy for you...I remember my stomach being in knots all the way to ET...best of luck with everything!!!