We are finally here!!! We had probably the smoothest international flights I’ve ever had before–however, I was sick for most of it! Praise the Lord I’m feeling better!!! I made lots of new friends through my walking around with a barf bag though—the captain and I are tight;). Thankfully, I never really had to use it–although the way I felt I would have welcomed it. April and mom kept saying “this is labor!” and they are so right! I definitely felt like I was in the labor room and tomorrow–our baby will be in my arms!!!
As we fueled up in Sudan, the attendants let me walk outside to breathe some nice hot, humid air. I was sitting there taking DEEP breaths thinking, “This is so not pretty”…how I felt. You imagine for a year the journey coming here–and getting sick on the plane wasn’t part of it. BUT as I sat there I thought about Jesus and how He came into the world. It wasn’t pretty–it wasn’t easy–and it wasn’t what most would have ever imagined. And often the most beautiful things come into the world by starting with a difficult journey.
I am so thankful to now feel better and tonight we are off to bed to rest up! We just got our itinerary—we thought we’d meet Isaac in the morning and now it’s 1pm…which will be Georgia time 7am on Sunday morning. We also got the MIRACULOUS news that we will get to meet Isaac’s birth mom on Wednesday!!! I can’t BELIEVE it! Only 3 out of the 7 here will be meeting the birth moms–and I am honestly floored that we are one of them. I didn’t write questions to ask because I thought it was impossible. BUT we serve the God who makes the impossible possible!
Off to rest up…and can’t WAIT to share tomorrow!!! I can’t believe this time tomorrow I’ll be putting MY BABY BOY down for the night!!! CAN’T STINKIN WAIT!
Overjoyed…so thankful…and can’t believe IT’S TIME AND REALLY HAPPENING!