2.12.2010

Traveling Back to Atlanta

We are sitting in a hotel room in the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam resting during our layover...then we're headed back to Atlanta. The trip has been amazing and educational...physically and emotionally exhausting...wonderful...so many things. I have spent much of the time processing emotions - many of which took me by surprise...Ethiopia is a wonderful country with beautiful people - but it is so complex and many of the images I saw will stay with me forever. More about that later...just a quick update for now. We are all doing well...Baily was a amazing - hardly a complaint and she was hungry and tired for most of the trip. Baby is great - many happy times with him, but when he is faced with a new environment, I can see him start to shut down and no sound comes - just a silent tear down his cheek. We pray that God heals his precious heart. Patrick and I are completely exhausted...jet lag and late night feedings have left us in a fog. I don't know how many times we turned to each other during the trip and said, "Can you believe we are in Ethiopia?"

Thank you to everyone for your prayers...we feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. Please continue to pray for safe travel as we make our way to Atlanta...and for adjustment as we try to find the "new normal" for our family of 6!

4 comments:

julie said...

Tiffany, welcome home! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story! Caleb is precious.

A Note from Nathan and Shanna said...

Welcome home! Our group has been lifting you up in prayer and you have not been far from our thoughts all week. Caleb is so precious - God is so good! Enjoy being home with your family!

Our Family said...

He is precious! I agree with Julie..I can't wait to hear more of your story. I have been praying for you all week. God's touch and your love will heal Caleb's heart and he'll find security in his new family.

Martha said...

Oh my! An update... how precious is he.... So glad to have a name and a beautiful one for sure. Can't wait to hear how it all was...hopefully your flight will be on with the snow!