Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 3: A Day of Rest

So today I actually got to see and speak to JT on Skype!!! Several times throughout the day we tried to use skype but his service was poor. We sent a few texts and I was praying to get to talk to him.... Around 330p this afternoon we were able to chat for about 10-15 minutes. There was a delay and a poor connection but it was a great ten minutes. He and the other families spent the day by first attending an Ethiopian church service followed by shopping for gifts and souvenirs. JT said he found Tedi a traditional Ethiopian outfit!!!! In the afternoon, they came to the hotel to rest. JT had a massage at the hotel and it was only $13....Crazy! Then, for dinner, they went to a traditional Ethiopian restaurant with a show and dancing. He said that he danced on stage. Those of you that know him are not surprised.

Tomorrow morning they will have breakfast and pray that someone from Hope shows up in a timely manner to take them to the orphanage. He hopes to be at the orphanage sometime between 9am and 11am their time (2-4am our time). He plans to call me when they bring Tedi to him. It will be worth every penny the call will cost.

I can not even put into words both the sadness of being absent for the moment and the joy that Tedi actually being with JT brings me. Today was more difficult than I imagined it would be. Thankfully I have good families and friends that help get me through it..... But tomorrow JT will be a Daddy for REAL. It will not be completely real to me until Saturday when he comes home.

Hopefully tomorrow I will have pictures or video to share. I will continue to update everyone!


  1. Wow! I can only imagine all of the emotions you are going through right now. Sooooo excited for you both. Can't wait to see a post tomorrow :) Tammy H

  2. I've been thinking of you guys and praying for you this week! So excited for you to meet your little man THIS week! -Kasey Ellis