Sunday, July 25, 2010
A Week From Now....
A week from now we will be on an airplane (probably on our way to our connecting flight in Frankfurt, Germany :)with a destination of Addis Ababa!!! Needless to say, we grow more excited with each passing day as we realize that we will be meeting our son very soon! At the same time, we think about what he must be feeling- Is he anxious, excited, fearful, a little of all of those?
If we are honest, we are feeling a little of all of those emotions too! Mostly excitement, as we are so thankful that God has given us such a precious gift. Soon we will be getting to know him, learning as much as we can about him, and communicating to him how much we love him! A little anxious, as we don't know quite what to expect when it comes to meeting a 4 year old child that really can't understand or communicate- at least not verbally anyway. And of course, fearful. Fearful of the traveling, fearful that Noah Nigus will not want to interact with us, fearful that he won't want to accept us, fearful of leaving him at the end of the week for an unknown time period, and fearful of leaving Caleb here for what seems like an eternity.
But, thankfully, we have a God who tells us he has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of adoption!!! We have a God that tells us we can cast all our anxiety on Him, because he cares for us! So, that just leaves excitement!!! Yeah!
We do desperately ask for your prayers as we journey to Ethiopia. Please pray for:
- Our safety, as we have three connecting flights and a few long layovers
-Our health while in Ethiopia
-That we will be able to communicate with the drivers in Ethiopia and that we will be able to go to all the orphanages we are supposed to visit so that we may bring much needed donations and take photos and letters for parents still waiting to be united with their children
-Please pray that despite the language barrier, we will be able to communicate with Noah Nigus in a way that he understands we are his mommy and daddy and how excited we are to have him be a part of our family
-Please pray for Noah Nigus that his heart will be ready to accept the love we have to give. This is one prayer I have been praying over and over as of late.
-Please pray that Noah will understand that we are coming back for him, as we anticipate our leaving being a difficult thing for all of us
-Please pray for Caleb, that he will understand why we are leaving him for an extended time and also understand how much mommy and daddy love him
-Please pray for my parents and Zack's parents as they give love and care to Caleb in our absence
Thank you so much for your prayers!!!