Monday, August 20, 2007

My Brain is Mush

Ok, so I obviously have been slacking on the blogging the last week or so. But, the two donation bags are packed (yes, we have 100lbs worth of donations!) and all of the baby clothes are packed as well. Most of the baby "stuff" will go in one of our carry-ons, just in case our suitcases don't make it to Ethiopia with us. So, we have two more suitcases and one carry on to get a few more donations, and all the rest of our stuff into. Oh, and we are bringing a few things that some special friends in ET can't get, so we need to figure that into our luggage equation as well. Ron swears he can get all of his clothes for 11 days into a carryon. I am half tempted to let him do it. ;)

I am SO excited to go, and a little anxious at the same time. I can't wait to go back to Ethiopia. It is such a beautiful place and has such beautiful people, both inside and out. It's such a land of contradictions and you see breathtakingly beautiful scenery alongside heartbreaking poverty. I want so badly for my girls to understand their complicated homeland and the beauty that lies within it. I hope that we are able to instill that appreciation into them.

So, it's 9 days and counting at this point. 9 more days and we will be on our way to Ethiopia. 9 more days until we will be on a plane back to where I left a piece of my heart almost 2 1/2 years ago. 9 more days until we will be on the same continent as Abaynesh......I can't wait! :)


Susy Q said...

Can I just say that your baby girl is the cutest little button ever? Congrats- and have a great time on your trip!