Filed under Motherhood Adoption
It’s Thanksgiving and my heart is full of gratitude. On Friday we leave for Ethiopia to meet two little people that I hope will be forever after ours. What an amazing privilege God has given us to pursue the opportunity to adopt these precious children. And I can’t wait to see the beautiful country of their birth.
We’re going to try to blog about our trip as much as we can next week, here at girltalk and at our adoption blog. The posts will probably be short, but we hope that just as you have “been there” for the birth of our biological children, you can come along for our adoption.
This is Jack and Tori’s first time on a plane and it will be a long flight, so please pray for peaceful travel. Please pray for God’s blessing as we meet these children for the first time. (The other day in the car, Jack blurted out: “I just can’t wait to meet them!” Me too, my son, me too.) And please pray that God would provide the recommendation letter we need from the Ethiopian Ministry of Women, Children, and Youth Affairs (MOWCYA) and give us favor with the Ethiopian judge who serves many children and families.
Thank you so much for your prayers. One faithful reader, Meredith from Australia, emailed me the other day to tell me she was praying (thank you so much Meredith!). It is more comforting than I can tell you that your prayers follow us across the ocean to meet these two precious children. More than that, I am confident and thankful that our heavenly Father’s goodness will follow us all the days and miles of our journey.
I’ll see you in Ethiopia!