Wemade it! Thank you God! The trip was long but smooth - Mark did great & was thrilled with the surprise of having a Nintendo SP to play with on the trip, thanks to some kind friends. I was nervous about how I would pick up all our bags in baggage claim, but it all worked out fine. It was a huge joy & relief to know our family was waiting right outside the gate to meet us! Mark ran right to his cousin, Levi, & has been his best bud ever since except he insists on calling him "Eli"...hmmm.
I have only been here a little over 24 hours but I am really feeling pretty good & am liking Accra a lot. It is very friendly & not too big of a city to overwhelm me. I am just trying to drink a lot & rest as much as I can to fight off jet lag & travel fatigue. Mark is going 70 miles an hour in all directions & seems just fine.
I have to wait to meet the boys until tomorrow, but Laurie & I did drive by Beacon House very slowly so I could "gawk" at the place my boys have called home for over a year. I will get to meet them tomorrow am. & then later head off to the Embassy to file the "Orphan Petition". I am nervous about filing - there is such a big part of my heart riding on it! I'd be very happy to know that is being prayed for specifically. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
Tomorrow, I will meet my two youngest sons for the first time. The boys I have been praying for their whole lives - the last five years or so! The boys who I already love & am comitted to love forever, even though I haven't met them yet. I can't even really guess how it will feel but I will try to describe it for you later on. My guess is that there will be a lot of happy tears on my part.
So, tomorrow is going to be a very BIG day - emotionally & paper-work-wise. I am so thankful God is in charge!