Packing the final bags.
We will be meeting Sweet M on Saturday! Crazy, after an almost 3 year process, we are finally going to actually touch, smell, kiss and hold our little girl (who will be 10 months old at the end of April.) Then say good bye for a month of two until we get our Embassy date and head back to bring her home. It will be close, but with luck we will have her home for her first birthday.
We have a suitcase full of donations for the orphanage and I just scored 22 new soccer balls on eBay (that will be here for our second trip). As we travel around the Addis Ababa and to Woliso, to meet the birth family, we can give out bright blue soccer balls to the kids along the way I shared with the seller what my plans are for the balls and he included four new pairs of soccer shoes and socks for us to give out on our travels. I'm really kind of psyched to see the expression on some of these kids faces when their old tied-up ball of rag and twine is replaced by an brand new ball. Not to mention the few that will get some new shoes.