Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We Have Left on a Jet Plane!

It's early Tuesday evening and we are sitting in the Houston Airport, waiting to depart for Dubai. After a quick night in Dubai, we'll take a 4 hour flight to Addis Ababa. We arrive Friday the 22nd at noon Addis time. We expect to meet Bereket early Friday afternoon. (That's just Thursday evening U.S. time!)

(We just watched a bomb-sniffing dog from the Houston Police Department go through our plane and the baggage with a fine-toothed, um, dog brush. We like that in a police dog!)

We thank you all for your love, prayers and support. Because of so many kind expressions from so many of you, I have to say: we really feel so loved, so privileged, so honored, so blessed. Who are we, that so many dear people would join us in our family's journey, in so many special and touching ways.

We still don't know if we can update the blog from Ethiopia, but we will have email and Facebook.

Pray for our girls! Pray for us! Pray for our son!

And to God be all glory, great things He has done.

7 comments:

Doug and Monica said...

Praying for you as you travel. I cant wait to hear about your time in Sidama! Have a great time.

Amber said...

Praying that you have a safe and wonderful trip. I am so excited for you and will pray for all of your kids.
Enjoy this journey.

Martin and Kendell said...

WOOOHOOO!!! Oh, we are THRILLED for you and cannot wait for pics of your whole family together!!!

everybitterthingissweet.wordpress.com said...

Soo soo soo excited for you all. You are meeting your precious one ...NOW as I type :)

Christine said...

How exciting! Safe travels!

公館 said...

快樂與滿足的秘訣,就在全心全意投注於現在的每一分,每一秒上 ....................................................

Kari said...

How are the Howletts doing????? We are all blog thirsty! Can't wait to hear how life is going with your new addition! Yes, all of us Ukrainian adopters are very JEALOUS of your l-o-n-g (ha, ha) stay in Ethiopia.

Sadly, I don't have your home phone #! I have a family that would like to talk to you about adopting from Ethiopia. Can you call me, and I will give you their information?