As you read this, I am on a 13-hour flight, headed for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Long before adoption entered our lives, Africa has been on my “someday” list. My “that would be amazing but will probably never happen” list.
And of course, international adoption has been on my mind and in my plans since my teen years, for no explicable reason.
Not once did it occur to me that those two dreams would collide, until suddenly they did, in a big way.
God’s been preparing for this moment all along. I caught up with Him a little bit later.
As I head into this trip, I’m not even sure what I’m thinking or feeling.
I’m blessed to be traveling with my husband. I am so excited to experience this with him.
I’m blessed to be traveling with an amazing group of people. Some of the people that I look up to most are on this trip, and some of the students that I work with and mentor through student ministries are in our group as well. I feel like this group was hand-chosen for me.
As we’ve just boarded our Ethiopian Airlines plane, I am feeling ready and excited.
See you all in 10 days!