Friday, June 25, 2010

Day One: Leaving Louisville
(Natalie from home)

Well, as I type this, JT is aboard a plane headed from Chicago O'Hare to Frankfurt, Germany. He will land in Germany around 10-11p, EST and have four hours to walk around and stretch. Then, off to Addis Ababa he will fly! He will get there around 6pm, Ethiopian time (8 hours ahead of us). Thankfully, he is making the trip with the Marquis family (see the blog "The Best Things in Life Aren't" to the right). They are picking up their daughter, Grace Hiwot, who is a year younger than Tedi and from the same area of the country. Their presence should be very helpful on the return flight home.

As far as his schedule while in country....

Sunday: shopping, traditional Ethiopian Church, and a traditional Ethiopian meal (the orphanage is short on staff on Sundays, so he will be picking up Tedi on Monday)
Tuesday: Spend more time with Tedi and do paperwork with the orphanage and more time with Tedi
Wednesday: More time with Tedi
Thursday: July 1, US EMBASSY appointment... (my first day of residency)
Friday: Leaves at 11:30p for the US
Saturday: Arrives in Louisville at 6pm EST

Again, I will keep everyone updated.


  1. I am so happy for you. Wishing the days to go well and quick.

  2. WOOOO HOOO!! So exited! I cant believe the time is here!

  3. SOOOOOOOOO excited for you! Praying for you as you wait for your family to come home!!!!