My sister in law asked me today if, besides the fact that it means we are getting the kids, I am excited about out trip to Ethiopia. My answer is a resounding YES. In fact, I yearn to travel to this beautiful land. It’s different than the excitement I felt before our trip to England our Germany. It sounds totally hokey, but it is as if part of my heart is in Africa.
And honestly, I don’t think it’s just about the kids. I think God has truly placed an incredible love for this land in the heart of both Mark and I. That is without me even having been there yet. I know it must be doubly so for Mark who got to travel there in April (other parts of Africa).
Our current plan, based on passing court and traveling at the same time as the Slonigers, give us 5 full days in Ethiopia to experience it’s beauty. Unfortunately we won’t get to see a lot of the beautiful outlying areas because of the time we plan to spend at Hope for the Hopeless. But it is my hope that this will just be the first of many trips to this beautiful country.