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We are here!

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!

Katie Dunlap - June 26, 2010 - 5:05 pm

Oh, Andrea! I’ve been checking on and off all afternoon to see if you guys made it. I’m so sorry you felt sick, and I’m glad you’re feeling better now. I’m SO excited that you’ll get to meet Isaac’s birth mom!!! I was just praying this afternoon that it might work out for you to meet her. Thanks so much for the update, and I hope you (miraculously) get some good rest tonight!

natali - June 26, 2010 - 5:16 pm

oh my goodness, andrea! i know GOD has orchestrated you being able to meet with Isaac’s birth mom for a reason!! 😀

Alison - June 26, 2010 - 5:22 pm

Yay!!! So excited that you are there…and that you’re going to be able to meet Isaac’s birth mom! How precious!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!! Can’t wait to see pics of precious Isaac!

Amy @ Filled With Praise - June 26, 2010 - 5:29 pm

YAHOO! So glad you made it safely. I hate that you were sick, but you will forget all about that very soon.
Lots of love and prayers coming your way!

Rebecca Harley - June 26, 2010 - 5:34 pm

so happy that your feet are on the ground again:) and that you all are safe. Cannot believe that when I get up tomorrow – you will be holding your BOY!!!! And so excited about your meeting with his mom – we will be praying for an incredible time!

Sarah - June 26, 2010 - 6:22 pm

So glad to hear you made it there safely and I’m so excited that you are going to get to meet Isaac’s birthmother! What a precious gift and a super surprise!!! Praise the Lord! We will pray that the meeting goes well and that neither you or she, who love this little boy so very, very much will be too nervous. You share such an incredible bond!

Love, hugs, and prayers,


julie@Flitterbugs - June 26, 2010 - 6:30 pm

SOOOOO glad you are there! Please give Isaac’s birthmomma a BIG HUG from all of us in the States who love her and have been praying for her!!!!

KT Pierce - June 26, 2010 - 6:36 pm

I miss Mom. That’s all I wanted to say right now, but your blog told me my comment was too short. 🙂

I hope you got & read the email I sent you last night.

Your little sister.

Helen Carlock - June 26, 2010 - 7:58 pm

I just found something with your blog address on it. I can’t wait to see what is going on every day. How wonderful you will be able to meet Isaac’s Mom! Give my love to your Mom and April for me also. Can’t wait to see your pictures.

Dawn - June 26, 2010 - 9:21 pm


Liv - June 26, 2010 - 9:24 pm

So excited for you!! Hope you’re able to get some sleep!

Jenn - June 26, 2010 - 10:15 pm

Ugh…poor thing! I’m glad you are feeling better! See if you can get some Dramamine before the flight back! Or even better…see if you Dr. here can somehow get you a prescription of Zofran!!!

Can’t wait to hear that Isaac is in your arms!

sallee - June 26, 2010 - 10:32 pm

YAY!! YAY!! in beautiful Ethiopia!!
praise God for good flights! even tho your belly didn’t think so!
Can’t wait for you to hold your baby boy!!
blessings upon blessings!!

Tiffany - June 26, 2010 - 10:43 pm

I cannot believe you are going to meet Isaac’s birth mother?!? What a precious gift from God! I have a letter from Caleb’s birth mother and I pray faithfully that God will some day bring us together. Oh…what a precious time it will be for both of Isaac’s moms. Congratulations…I’ll continue to pray for all of you and for your families waiting at home.

Vanessa - June 26, 2010 - 10:48 pm

YEAH!!!! I’m getting all teary-eyed just reading this. I’m sorry you had a rough flight. I can’t wait to read more!!! Covering you in prayers! I’ll be sitting in my pew tomorrow just praising God for all the miracles He has done and all of the miracles He has yet to reveal! Hugs to you!!

Rebekah - June 26, 2010 - 11:56 pm

Wow! I am praising God with you that you will be able to meet Isaac’s birth mom! What an incredible experience! Cannot wait to hear more about your journey!