Monday, June 6

We Are Home!!

We landed in Raleigh at 1:34 on Saturday. . .after 27 hours of travel.

Travel went smoothly and we stayed safe and healthy. Most importantly we returned with Galeta. Galeta was so excited to get on that airplane. . .there are many stories to share. But 2 are:

1. On Friday, the day we were to leave, Galeta ran up to the guard of the guest house and told him that today was the day he was going to America.

2. In the airport, he saw another little girl that was obviously adopted and he went up to her and said in Amharic, "Do you know English yet? I already know a few words!!" (that is what the Ethiopian man behind us told us. . Galeta made the man giggle).

We spent most of the week hanging out at the Ethiopian guest house. It was very relaxing (no email or to-do list, no cooking or cleaning) and gave us many, many hours to bond with our new son.

Click here to see pictures of our reunion and read what our agency director wrote about our reunion (she just happened to be in Ethiopia when we were).

Thanks for all your emails. We will try to write a post tonight about how it is going and how Galeta is reacting so come back tomorrow.


  1. Welcome Home and Galeta welcome to your family!

  2. Oh Su finally!!!! You are all together and it blesses my heart so much. What a lovely story your agency director shared. I cannot wait to meet him in person and all your family! :)

    love Naomi

  3. Praise the Lord! We are so happy for your family...

  4. I have been thinking about you non-stop since the airport. I pray things are going well! I can't wait to read your next post!

  5. Thank you, Jesus!!! I am so happy for you all!

  6. So glad you are all finally together! What a beautiful, handsome young man! May God Bless you and your family as you get aquainted and adjusted to this blessing! -Janice L.