Tuesday, April 01, 2008

All Our Bags Are Packed

We're ready to go...

Kinda bittersweet. It was hard putting the kids down for bed knowing it would be awhile (probably) before we're able to calmly put down the kids. I know how much life changes instantly when a child enters your life, I am so very excited and on the other hand I just want to remember what it was like with just the two of them.

I'm going to miss the pair of them more than words can say.

I get to hold my son for whom my arms have been aching in just a few days.

Life...is brillant, it really is.

And don't try to get rid of me too soon. We plan on updating at least every day while we're over there. Remember, Addis is 8 hours ahead of us here, so keep that in mind as well. But I get much too mad at travelers who don't blog during travels. I would never do that to you, dearest blog readers. :)

On that note, I must go to bed so I can wake up to a brand new day that I've been dreaming about for so long. Please pray for us. Pray for our flights, that they are safe and on time. Pray for us to be able to sleep. Pray for our health, as I'm no fun when I've had no sleep and have the squirts from either end (sorry, too much info, I know, but whatever). Pray for Tariku, that he feels comfortable enough with us that he can begin to start attaching while we're there. Pray for our time in Ethiopia, so that we remember every bit of it and see what God has obviously put us there for at this time. Just pray for us. I've felt all of your prayers throughout this entire process and there are no words. When I think of you all (some known, some not known) bowing on your knees praying for little ole' "us", it humbles me more than I can say. Thank you, so very much for that.

Also, the kids will be with my amazing sister-in-law (and brother-in-law) tomorrow through Sunday. You can check out her blog, it's the "Farm Raised" one at the side, if you'd like to check in on Trysten and Dailah. Then my parents will have them Sunday through Friday. Look for a brand spankin' new Klipsch family picture sometime the weekend of the 12th!

Much love to you all. "See" you in Ethiopia!

11 comments:

Cassie said...

i have tears.
i have goosebumps.
thinking of you and praying for all of you!!!!

amy smith said...

oh my... tears in my eyes as well. praying for all the family!

Cindy said...

I am so excited that your day has come. I crept away from Mihiret just long enough to get on and wish you all the very best. I will be thinking of you on your journey...enjoy every minute...it goes by very quickly!! Safe Travels!!!!!!

Mama Sweet Pea said...

Okay, tears cascading over my bagel this morning. Your time is finally here Tesi...you made it! Hugs, prayers and blessings to you!

Chatter said...

Yeah!!! The time has come. I'm so excited for your family. And for Tariku. He is so precious Tesi!! Can't wait to see some more pics of him. Have a wonderful time and safe travels. Talk to you soon.
Chan

Amy Marie said...

Travel safe, I will be thinking about all of you. Can't wait to to see you and your family of 5!
Much love

Tarah said...

Oh Tesi, have a wonderful journey. May God bless you richly in this!

ChiTown Girl said...

I'm so excited/nervous/thrilled for you guys. Have a safe journey. I can't wait to read all about it. My prayers are with you all.

BETH AND GARRETT said...

Have a wonderful trip! It's finally here!!!!!! Be safe, take every moment in, and be sure to take lots of pictures to share! We can't wait to have you home and hear all the tales you'll have to tell!

Bergmama said...

Hi! I'm a fellow CHSFS forum member :) I wish you all the best, and I will be praying for your safe travels! Enjoy your trip, and I'm so happy you're finally meeting your son!!!!!

LCMomX4 said...

I am so excited for you. I got goosebumps reading your blog. You're right, your life will never be the same. Then again, every day brings something new so no day is ever truley the same. Enjoy each moment. Welcome the chaos, the giddiness, and the missing your first 2 children. Your hearts are huge, you and Zach will be fine. Plus you have such great family support. We all love you and all 3 of your children.