Friday, August 21, 2009

In Dubai, getting ready for flight to JFK

Pray for Nati's flight, the first flight was rough. See u all soon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

He is with us now

Well, we picked him up today and brought him to the place we are
staying. It was very emotional to see the nannies say good bye, their
job must be so hard. Today I pray that these ladies would be blessed
by God and know that the Lord is pleased with their incredible
service. Thanks for all of your prayers and support.

Monday, August 17, 2009

We met him!

Today we met Nati and he is awesome, he will fit right in with the
rest of us. We got to spend about two hours playing and trying to coax
a smile. The biggest hit for Nati was the cell phone Lucy packed for
him. He knew how to use it and everything. It was very special to be
with the other seven families as the spent their first moments with
their new kids. We had to leave him at the transition home tonight,
but tomorrow we get to bring him back to our room. We continue to pray
for God to lead our journey, He has been so good. Goodbye for now.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

So it begins . . .

We landed about 2 hours ago. We are safe and sound at the Yasabi guest
house. We are slowly meeting the other families on the trip. ET is
chilly. Well that is about it for now. Remembering to leave the
expectations and let God take us on this journey. To God be the glory!

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Africa here we come!

Well we just finished our time in Dubai. It was fun and hotttttttt!
Like 105. we did some fun stuff, including a city tour and a desert
safari. We are just about to board our flight to Ethiopia. Excitement
is very high. Pray for our hearts to be centered on the Lord and to
lose our expectations of what the next week might or might not be
like. Much love to you all! Next stop Africa.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dubai has met the Stackler's

So, the first leg of the journey is in the books. We landed about an
hour ago in Dubai. The flight was long, but pretty good. I think I
watched six movies. They served a lot of food and neither of us slept
very much. We are presently waiting for a shuttle to our hotel. We are
hoping for an early check-in. Talk to everyone later.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

We are in the car headed toward NYC for the night. Flying out in the morning. Packing was an adventure, we are hoping for a little grace from the airline. Anyway, we are excited to finally be taking these steps toward our son. We will try to keep updating as long as we have access to a signal.