Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Leavin' on a Jet Plane

Leaving this morning on our 8,000 mile journey to go to Ethiopia to see our Peaches.  Many emotions flooding our thoughts as we begin to physically travel to a place that our hearts have already emotionally traveled to.  We land in Addis in about 40 hours.  Hopefully we'll be holding our little girl not long after that.

New obstacles arrived Sunday night as we found out we would have to claim and recheck our luggage during our overnight stay in DC.  While this would not normally be a problem, it became huge since we are taking so many donations.  In addition to that, fear came upon us both as we realized we were getting ready to leave.  Leaving children behind and heading on a trip that has endless emotions wrapped up in it is not for the faint of heart.  But we are reminded that whether we are sitting in our living room or flying over the Atlantic, God holds us in the palm of His hand.  He is our sufficiency, He is our satisfaction.

We are in need of your prayers and are thankful for an amazing group of friends here at home.  They have reached into our lives in countless ways, especially over the last several days, and are with us as we board the plane today.  We are truly blessed.

Well, gotta run if I'm going to make it to the airport 4 hours early!


  1. Nordstroms,

    It seems surreal to our family that you're really, truly on your way to Ethiopia!

    We've waited so very long for others to experience the wave upon wave of joy that we've been privileged to enjoy as the result of adopting. Our lives are SO much richer because of the hard path the Lord has taken us down. We're thrilled that you will now get to experience His care and grace in a whole new way.

    He is good and what He does is good! (Ps. 119:68)

    We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you!
    Denise on behalf of the tribe

  2. I'm so SO happy for you guys!! We'll definitely be praying for you, and hope that the trip goes well. I'm so excited Peaches is coming home soon!! :)

  3. So excited for you! We wish you safe and happy travels - can't wait to hear all about your trip!

  4. praying for you as you travel and meet your sweet daughter. Praying for you kids still at home. God bless you! (So excited!)

  5. How exciting to read that you are on your way to your little girl. Can't wait to hear of your travels and see pictures of your reunion. I love the miracle of adoption and rejoice that your daughter is orphaned no more!!!