Saturday, October 25, 2008

We Made It!

We finally made it to Ethiopia! No glitches. All the bags were in tact and the formula is SAFE! We are staying at the Addis View hotel which really doesn't have much of a view, but the room is clean and we even have a little balcony. After we got unpacked we went to a large market that reminded me of Mexico.  We found a few things, but mostly we were just tired and overwhelmed by all the poverty and filth. The one highlight though is the beauty of the Ethiopian people. Tonight those of us that are here(Lusse, Redfern and VanWetten families) will go out with Rachel and Barret for dinner. I am looking forward to meeting them. Tomorrow we will go to church and....well I don't know yet!  I thank everyone for their care for us and all the prayers you have sent up and all formula you sent! I am sure after what I saw today it will be a huge blessing!

13 comments:

Sherry said...

So great to hear you made it with no problems! I pray that God would do mighty and amazing things in your hearts this week! We cannot wait to see you holding your babes. Give my three a kiss from us! Blessings! - Sherry Semlow

Jaime said...

thanks for the update! us YG blog-stalkers are hangin' on your every word...

Jori said...

So excitted for you!! Glad everyone and ALL luggage made it ~ What a blessing in it's self!! Praying!
love, jori

Jodie said...

Praise that Lord that you as well as all of your supplies arrived safely! Going to Africa is a unique experience. It makes you feel so blessed for everything you have. I will continue to pray for you and your family as you are over in Ethiopia.

Karen said...

Theresa - It's so good to hear from you. Thank you for staying in touch with everyone despite your exhaustion! Can't wait to hear all the details of your journey. We are praying fervently for favor in the courts! Wish we were there with you! with love, Karen Wistrom

Patty V. said...

So HAPPY you made it there safely! Praying for the rest of your journey to go as smoothly. You must be SO excited about meeting your girls!

Love,
Patty V.

Lori said...

It is so great to hear that you guys are there safely. We can't wait to follow in your footsteps next week. Have a great week.

Kiki:) said...

YAAAYYYYY you made it:)) We are praying for your successful court day to bring home Segi. Its only hours now that you will meet your 2 angel girls!!! Praising the Lord you had no luggage problems & already out there shopping.
Don't forget to drink LOTS of water!!! Guzzle those bottles down, girl:)
We can't wait to see & hear more updates.
We love you!!
Kari:)

Anonymous said...

That is awsome! Did it cost much to get it all through? We continue to pray for your court day and if wishes could get your girl, you would definetely have her! We trust God to do amazing things there. Can't wait to see pics of the home and the kids. And yes, we stalkers are hanging on every word and PICS!

Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Incredible. How wonderful that you can keep us updated. Wilma

Natalie Rae said...

I am glad that you are both safe! I am praying for you. Love you lots!!! Lord Bless.

Rochelle said...

Hi Theresa! So glad that you have this blog! Sounds like Anna and the girls are having fun...how blessed they are to have such wonderful big sisters. I really love the pictures...makes me feel like I'm right there in your house. We have great memories of all of you! We, too, are praying for Beautiful E, and for you, to have hope! Lots of hugs - Rochelle

Margie said...

Hi Ray and Theresa! I am overcome watching the video and reading all your news of your journey leading up to this day! What a blessing for your family and these two wonderful children to have found each other. Baby M is absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to meet Meseret Joy and E soon!
Safe travels to you.
Margie