Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2 years ago...

2 years ago this morning our plane landed in Addis Abba Ethiopia. 

My stomach sank, I couldn't believe we were finally here!
 As we went through visas, customs and finally our baggage 
the nerves set in... 
but we knew we had a day to relax and see a bit of Addis Abba
before meeting our boys.
We hitched a ride to the guest house that we would 
call home this week. 

Being in our sons' country was just amazing!

We pulled into the compound of the guest house 
and there was another adoptive family...
"Hey, y'all we're going to the Care Center.
Hurry - we'll wait for you!"

"What?  Can you believe it!
16 hours on an airplane -
but we're going to meet our boys today!"

We rushed to get our bags to our room and brush our teeth.
And we were off!

It was Easter Sunday and the kids were having a celebratory lunch.
They were dressed in their beautiful Ethiopian outfits.

And these are our beautiful, little boys!

 We were able to play with them and
their friends for hours that beautiful 
Easter Sunday.

Smiles everywhere! 
I know my cheeks hurt that night from smiling 
and laughing so hard!

Love at first meeting!

And so very thankful to finally have them in my arms,
even if for a little while!


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's amazing! What memories! What a sweet day for you and your boys! Praise God that he sets the solitary in families! Thanks for sharing this wonderful memory!
-Beka =)

Sherri said...

Wow, 2 years ago and I bet it seems just like yesterday. Beautiful little guys.


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