I FINALLY got a chance to sit at the computer just now, and couldn't wait to update and let those of you checking in know that, YES! They emailed (not DHL'd) our correct info to the Ethiopian Embassy late yesterday. Yey!!
So, that does it. We are booking our tickets to travel on the 7th, only two days later than the tickets we had to let go on Friday. We are so excited! Thank you SO much to all of you who have been praying about this with us.
I am so happy that this weekend will be Minte's next-to-last one without his family with him, and that next weekend we will be on our way. Of course, I'm learning to put "God-willing" in front of everything I say. It's all in His mighty hands and He is putting all of the pieces together in the way that will glorify Him the most.
I am thankful that it looks like one of my biggest prayers through all of this will be answered... that Minte will be with us before he turns 10 on September 22. In fact, I already booked his birthday party at one of those fun places where you jump around on all of the inflatables and slides. I thought he would think that's fun, and it's not heavily dependent on language. He'll definitely know he's being celebrated!
Today was "Kids' Clothes Day" according to my Grand Schedule And Supreme Plan. Well, we will now have "Kids' Clothes Day: The Sequel" on Friday because there are simply not enough hours in the day. But, we got some stuff for the party (Friday's category) yesterday and found some travel games/ entertainment items for the trip (which was one of my categories for next week), so we're ahead of the game in some areas. I'm simply amazed right now at God's provision for all of this... His provision of time, energy, resources, creativity... all of it. He is so faithful.
Again, thank you so much for praying!