Monday, February 2, 2009

Every Single Day.

I think Gedese is extremely excited about going home. Her bags have been packed for weeks!
10 months without her husband and family! Sometimes I forget her home is in Ethiopia. She has become a member of our family and I think of our home as hers. This makes it easy to lose perspective sometimes. The emotions I feel are new and very conflicting. Maybe one day I'll be able to fully grasp and put words to everything I have experienced this year. Last week was a hard week filled with unsettling feelings(doesn't help I get my period every 2-3 weeks now). I was so blessed to be able to call upon a few of my closest friends to help sort things out in my mind and spirit.
We are waiting for an original document from Ethiopia signed by Alex giving his permission for Christiana to apply for a passport to come in the next few days. Once we have this paper hopefully Christiana will get her passport and they will be set to travel in a few weeks. When they were set to leave in March, the plan was for me to fly back with them to help and at the same time lay in some ground work for our organization. Well, now that they are leaving a lot sooner, I will be unable to travel back with them. There is a slight chance Gedese will be stopped at immigration and detained due to her expired Visa. After talking to our attorney I have the whole shebang documented and written down for her to carry with her when she travels. Hopefully if she encounters any problems they can be solved quickly. I'm debating if I should at least fly to the Dulles airport with them.
Christiana continues to grow cuter every single day. We continue to fall deeper in love with her and Gedese every single day. The twins continue to amaze me every single day. Xia is letting go more and more every single day. Every single day is a new adventure in our house. I'm learning to embrace every moment for what it is. A moment and a gift.

10 comments:

crispy said...

Sure seems that God is working on all the details. I am proud of you for all you are learning.

Laura said...

So glad that the whole stapeling thing did not hinder your fingers. Hope all is well in the household. Give lots of lovin' to the family. David told me Friday that we had plenty of time to make it to MO over the weekend: 12 hours to drive, 12 hours to play and 12 hours to come home. He said we would be home in plenty of time for school. I am amazed at the depth of sincerity and love he has for Jace and Lukas. So wish we lived closer.

Lyndsay said...

Thank you for the update. You are amazing. Bottom line. Your story could be a movie, and I have a feeling this is just the beginning... Praying for you always!

Paula said...

You have been blessed and you are blessing others. God has done wonders. Gedese will always be a part of your family.

Leslie said...

I'm praying for her and Christiana and for your family. God, please shower them with your peace and presence.

Major Mom said...

When are they going? I am leaving the 23rd of Feb.

Ginny said...

Let me know if you fly to Dulles!

Kelly said...

I can't believe they are really leaving. What will life be like for them once they return? How does Gadese feel about her time here in US? Oh my gosh...you will miss each other so much. What an awesome story you both have. As for the movie...my idea is for your hubby to show the story unfold separately from yours and then Gadese's points of view, then have them intertwine at the end through Christiana's birth and ultimately their return to Ethiopia. What do you think? LOL, i do think it would make a great movie.

Debbie said...

Oh wow I can't believe it is time to go home for her!!!
I am sure you all will miss them so much!!

Debbie

Erica said...

Praying this sweet family can be reunited soon.