Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

The Family

The Family

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Arrival and Placement

We had a nice but long flight.   We are pleased with Lufthansa.  I am more than convinced that I just "don't fit" in the seats for hours at a time.  We were fortunate to get our visa quickly and to see all our bags in one place.  Travis (in country staff) and our driver were waiting and we settled into Bjoe, warmly greeted by the Bjoe girls.

Sunday arrived earlier than usual (2 am for Joan and 4 am for Andrew) - you have to love that jet lag.  Clearly the highlight of the day came at 1045 when the little man, Sam, arrived to be with us forever.

If you take 2 jet lagged adults and one Ethiopian 12 month old, place them in a guest house with new food, the result looks a lot like being parents for the first time with our oldest, who cried a lot.  You can just tell that Sam is "out of sorts".  However, we sense that he is a calm little guy (we have had one of these as well!).  In addition he likes to be close like our youngest daughter. 

We have survived a diaper change without being showered, a change of clothes (yea they fit) and finishing a nap (praise the Lord)!

It seems like we never left the first time.  All is well.


  1. What a great picture of everyone! I'm so glad the two of you had a safe trip and are spending time with Sam. I know the older children are anxious for all of you to be home. My love and prayers are with you during your time in Ethiopia and on your journey home. Love, K

  2. Congrats! He is a lucky little boy. Travel safely and enjoy your time. I look forward to hearing about your trip upon your return. Give our little girl a big kiss and hug from us. Thanks again for taking her the package :) The Sherman Family

  3. Our prayers are with you all for safe travels, good health and lots of bonding time! We are so thankful for the Lord's gracious blessing of sweet Samuel and for your willingness to say, "Yes Lord". So glad he is in your arms!