Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ethiopia - Bright and Early


It is now 5am and morning cannot come soon enough!  Zac and I have been awake since 3:45/4:00.  Our bodies, despite having been through nearly 32 hours without sleep, think they have just taken a long nap and should get up for supper back home.  We were so hungry that we turned on the lights and had some granola bars for a snack!

Since being up, we have also had a wonderful discussion about names and naming, and anything else that came to mind.  Zac's now playing games on the iPod and I had to write some more thoughts down before they left me.

Last night in the car ride to the guest house, we were talking with our translator and asked about the rain.  We wanted to know if the rain was typical for this time of year.  He said no, that this is the first time that it has rained since the rainy season ended over 3 months ago.  This was not typical at all.  However, he said that rain is a sign of good luck and he suggested that maybe it was a sign that all would go well with our adoption.

I don't want to forget what it was like last night to fly into Addis.  We flew for so long in the dark with no city lights below and suddenly there was Addis.  You could see the lights from the sky.  The roads were illuminated, snaking this way and that.  It was beautiful!  The city seemed so big, and I think it is.  Perhaps 4 million people is the most recent count.

It was pure torture to fly in at night and not be able to see anything!  I'm still anxious for daylight to be able to take in all the sites.  Right now as I peer at the small square of sky visible above the tiny courtyard outside our room, I only see stars.

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