We've watched miracle after miracle unfold in this adoption. Just this week we've watched details come together that God is IN. Marshall got clearance (permission) to travel through Sudan and in Ethiopia. We bought our plane tickets today. To see Silas' name on a plane ticket makes it even more real. He's coming home with us! And we're confirmed for a bassinet on the plane ride home. Hallelujah!!
I've gone into total "list" mode. This means that I have a long Word document titled "Things to Do for Travel" and another titled "Things to Pack for Ethiopia". I'm a list girl. I enjoy marking things off. In fact, I enjoy it so much that sometimes when I accomplish something not on my list, I go ahead and write it after the fact and immediately draw a line through it. Some call it certifiable, I call it visual! I'm breaking down the long To Do list down each day so I can stay focused on something other than we are leaving in 10 days.
Being busy has helped me not go crazy thus far.
I've decided that I'm through with winter. I have stopped wearing my winter coat. You may see me walking the dog in flip flops. I will not put that stinkin' coat back on. I want my capris! I want my flip flops! (Don't worry, I would not be as careless with Silas and dress him inappropriately for the weather at hand.)
I may just get my way. It's summer weather in ET...mid to upper 70's. I can't wait!!
We will also be there during Orthodox Easter. I think it will be special to celebrate our Risen Savior again. (ET is about half Orthodox Christian and half Muslim, give or take.)
So, that's what's going on. Still much to be done, but we are so close to having our boy. So close. I'm off to cross things off of my list....
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