We finally got the call we've been waiting for since we've been home from court...We are confirmed for a U.S. Embassy appointment on December 7th! We leave this Wednesday (my 30th birthday) and arrive in Addis Thursday night. On Friday we will get to visit with Amaya. On Saturday we hope to take a trip to the city she is from and meet her birth mother. On Monday, we will attend a Farewell Ceremony at the orphanage and then she will come back to our guesthouse for the rest of the week. Tuesday is our Embassy appointment, we will receive her visa Thursday, and we return home Friday. That Friday is also our son, Logan's first birthday. We will always have much to celebrate on December 10th! Here are some Prayer Requests for this trip
~Pray Amaya reconnects well with us and is comfortable leaving the orphanage.
~Pray for our trip to meet her birth mother. We know this will be very emotional but also a very important part of this journey
~Pray for Logan that he would do well again staying with family
~Pray for the flight home, that Amaya will be able to sleep and that we can keep her entertained
~Pray for the adjustment at home for her, Logan,Ryan and I
~Here is one more prayer request, there are families that did not get into the December 7th date and are hoping and praying for the December 21 embassy date. Please pray that these children will be home with their families for Christmas!
This video by Steven Curtis Chapman says it all...