Saturday, October 10, 2009
I got word today that Dan and Brianna are going to be able to fly North to visit the town where Eyob was born. This is wonderful news. Dan has done a stellar job putting forth the effort to piece together Eyob's story from various sources. As you can imagine, this is crucial for adopted kids. I must admit, my first response was a selfish one. If the visa comes before then, will they really stay there longer and delay our reunion?? Even though I really just want them home NOW, this makes the wait well worth it. It will be a wonderful experience, especially for Brianna, as she hasn't been able to leave the city yet and see the beauty of the countryside. They are two very different worlds.
Eyob is getting more and more active and comfortable with them every day. Today I got to hear him babbling on the phone. What a joyful moment! He is eating well and I'm sure has gained weight since being in their care. Brianna and Dan make a good team, changing shifts in the night. It will be another big adjustment for Eyob to have me as his primary special person. It is amazing what children can endure. Despite all that he's been through, he is still a smiley guy!
I am enjoying a visit with Dan's brother and son. They scheduled a trip before they knew that Dan would be in Ethiopia. It's been a wonderful distraction. Next week my mom will come to visit. I am so blessed!