We learned yesterday morning that our case has been cleared by the US Embassy, and we leave for Ethiopia on Monday afternoon! We will take custody of our little S on Wednesday, which will also be the day of our visa appointment with the Embassy, and we will be leaving Ethiopia for home on Friday night. We have over 30 hours of travel on our way home (UGH!), and we will be arriving back in Cleveland around 10 PM next Saturday, June 23rd if all goes well.
Please pray for all of us: for Yikealo, as this will be his first experience being away from us for an extended time, for James and Susan's family as they watch our precious oldest son for the week, for David and me as we get ready to face jet-lag and emotional overload, and especially for S, as his entire world is about to be turned upside down once again. Pray that our great Father will heal his broken, confused little heart as he becomes part of his new family.