We arrived in Ethiopia on time and without a hitch. Our guesthouse is very nice, and we have a LOT of room, which is wonderful.
Okay, to the point….
Today we met our miracles.
At about 10am, we walked through these black gates and into Enat Alem, the orphanage where Alex and Eliana have been for almost 5 months. Across the courtyard, we saw two women holding both of them. They slowly walked across the courtyard, and hand Eliana to me, and Alexander to Wes. It was surreal to say the least. I felt calm and nervous at the same time. Tears welled up, but there was no crying. Just lots of smiles. It was like this moment was simply natural…as if it was always meant to happen, and it didn’t feel strange or overwhelming. It just….was. It was beautiful and it was perfect.
|Alex & Eliana|
It is SO obvious that the Alex & Eliana are EXTREMELY loved by all the staff at their orphanage. We were so impressed by the care there.
Eliana has TONS of personality. She makes hilarious faces and knows it makes people laugh. She just chills most of the time. I held her for quite a while, fed her a bottle, and then she fell asleep on my chest. She slept for about 20 minutes. It was SO precious.
I want to write so much more, but just know it was an amazing day. Our hearts are so full. It feels so good to be here. It just feels right. There’s no other way to describe it. God has blessed beyond our wildest imaginations. I am in awe. I cried when I said goodbye to them.
Okay, I will update you more when I get a chance. Thank you all for your prayers! It has been SO effective! ☺
|Eliana & Alex|