Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More good news!

Temesgen, our legal representative in Ethiopia just let us know that he got us a sooner date for court! It is Oct. 22 - one week from tomorrow! How exciting (:
I just received a phone call from an Ethiopian friend also letting us know that she has 3 brothers in Addis Ababa and that they would love to take us around - be our guides, translators etc. She said they would be waiting for us at the air port in Addis Ababa with pink flowers! We feel so blessed and taken care of. This definitely puts a damper on my worries - I feel so much safer now! Our Ethiopian friends are like family to us. We are together every day and it is so comfortable and warm. I know that the Lord led us to each other at this time. They came here and received their green cards within 2 weeks of their arrival - unheard of! We've been fast friends from the very start. We love each other so much! We've been supplying them with winter gear since they have none and aren't used to such cold winters and they take care of us in every other way. It will be much easier keeping Rahel's culture alive for her now!
I am so grateful that we will have a connection in Ethiopia. Thank you!


  1. Yah! That is good news! How long after the court date will you be able to go out to get Rahel? We can't wait.

  2. We are so excited for you. Keep the faith!! We can't wait to hear about your trip.

  3. Melanie,

    We are so happy for you guys! We will keep praying that things continue to progress well for you all and Rahel! I can't wait to see a pic of all of you together very soon!

    The Lemons (Derek and Heidi)