Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday

Today was a day of much paperwork. We started our day at Immigration, then on to the Ministry of Family and Gender, then to the Embassy, then back to Ministry. We began at 8am and finished at about 6:30pm. Great news! We were able to get our paperwork signed from them Ministry. This was HUGE, because there was a time period in which we were quite unsure of the completion. There was a misspelled word that almost delayed our trip, but our guide is super fantastic on the job and was able to give assitance as needed. Even better news, we are going to pick Aliya up in the morning at 7am (that is Midnight your time) and never take her back to the orphanage. Final piece of wonderful news, we are REALLY really trying to get everything done tomorrow and be on a plane to Ethiopia TOMORROW at 4:15! This is so unbelievable. When we signed up we thought we would be in Rwanda for two weeks. If we leave tomorrow we will have been here for all of 3 days! Thank you to all who have prayed us through this! Ahh, since you are praying, obviously, could you add my headaches to the list? Everyday at about 3 or so in the afternoon one hits and by about 6 a migraine hits. I am sure it is jetlag/stress. All in all this has been a wonderful, eye-opening adventure. Signing out for today...

3 comments:

Amanda said...

WOW Julie! You guys are fast!! Do you like where you are staying? You know when you get back I have about 1,000 questions to ask you! :) Once again, your baby girl is beautiful! I am so happy for you and at the same time, my heart breaks to be with Malaika. Be safe and talk to you soon!

Michele M said...

Wonderful news!!!! God has His perfect time!!! Can't wait to meet smiley Aliya! Your headaches are in my prayers!

Jean said...

PRAISE THE LORD!! OUR PRAYERS ARE CONTINUING TO BE ANSWERED. THAT WOULD BE SO VERRRRRY WONDERFUL FOR YOU ALL TO COME HOME TOMORROW. WHAT A REUNION YOU WILL ALL HAVE ON THANKSGIVING DAY!!
WE CERTAINLY WILL BE IN PRAYER FORYOUR HEADACHES AND FOR YOUR RETURN TRIP HOME.
GOD BLESS.