12 May 2011
tomorrow we'll leave the house at the crack of 7am for this first trip to ethiopia. (or more likely, we'll leave at the crack of 7:12 after i've dashed back into the house for one more thing six times and the mister has had to practice deep breathing whilst waiting in the driveway. odds are on this one.)
we’d love to have you pray us along as we head out to meet our littlest. if you'd like to join in, please pray:
-that we’d have water restored to our house. (our tank and electric well pump fizzled out on tuesday, we’re hopeful they’ll both be back up and running today. on a side note, we’ve had church family and neighbors bend over backwards to diagnose the problem and keep us watered and showered: it’s been amazing.)
-that we’ll wrap up final preparations, have time to hang out with the small folk, prioritize well, and be chill.
-for seamless travel, patience beyond ourselves, and the ability to gather sleep where we can. that we’ll choose to see the best in the people around us (up to and including and especially each other), that our words will be steeped in grace.
-for meaningful time with our son. pray that he’ll have a visceral sense that we are safe and can be trusted, that we treasure him clear through, and that we will return for him.
-for a propitious court hearing, for clarity and honesty as we answer whatever the judge may ask.
-for successful travel home and especially for fortitude and peace as we have to leave our little guy for a while. that we view the people around us with tenderness.
and every day: please pray that our quad of young’uns back home relish their time with grandma and don’t miss us one bit.
thank you, friends. see you all on the other side. :)