Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Going Back to Africa


After more than a year of paperwork and mostly waiting and praying - we hit one of the milestones in our journey to LH3! Laura boarded a plane today for Ethiopia for our court date! I am staying home with the Meronator while Laura does the work for us in country.

She brought along her mom and a great friend Tamara and they'll also be putting in some work as the hands and feet while they are there - visiting Korah, our partner orphanage and some other spots.


It was tough to say goodbye after just being home a few weeks - but I couldn't be more proud to be married to this girl who loves God, loves orphans and loves putting in work in His name. I am crazy blessed.

Meron struggled with it a little bit more - she was crying for her mommy before we left the airport! But the day got better and we had an awesome night together. The girl is 3 - and I kid you not - this was what she prayed tonight before dinner:

"Dear God, thank you for mommy. Thank you for safe travel. Thank you for time spent with my daddy tonight. In Jesus name. Amen."
And after dinner I told her she could go play or do whatever she wanted while i cleaned up the kitchen and her ridiculously adult-like response was this:
"Ummm... actually I'd rather help you."
Huh?

"Actually?"

"Rather?"

I've started to just roll with it - she's just smarter than I am - I'll learn to deal with it.

Thanking God tonight for blessings in the shape of wives and kids. We should never overlook them...

3 comments:

NaCole said...

Praise God for His many blessings. Joining you in trusting Him for safe travels and...an easy delivery.

The Mrs. said...

Praying for Laura's trip! I can't wait for her to see that sweet girl! Enjoy the Daddy/daughter time.
-Renae

Unknown said...

May God keep Laura, her mom and her friend safe during this trip. You two are such a great couple with BIG heart. I bet Meron ready and excited about being a big sister. Hope to see the next trip soon to unite the family under the same roof.

-Challa