Last Friday morning we received embassy clearance for Amon’s case so we immediately started booking flights. Turns out Ashley and I hit the airways Tuesday, landed in Ethiopia late Wednesday night, had our embassy appointment Thursday, flew out of Ethiopia Friday and landed in Nashville, Tn on Saturday evening. How’s that for the fastest trip to Ethiopia ever.
Here is our last family “waiting for you” picture on Tuesday before I headed off to the airport.
The US Embassy was so accommodating considering Amon’s health and got us in and out in no time at all. God was truly working and moving all around us. Our time in Ethiopia was very short, but so very rich. I was so glad Ashley was there to experience it all with me.
And being with Amon again was like gold. Pure, expensive, exquisite gold. He has this place in my heart that is just so huge. And he is brave and strong and beautiful. This kid owns me.
He did great on the flight home…had a few little tense moments, but Ashley and I handled them just fine. We were definitely a bit stressed, but we made it
Officially in the US.
And our homecoming, well our homecoming was grand. Once our plane landed it was if this burden had been lifted. We still have quite the road to travel, but getting him home was half the battle. I cannot wait to share our airport pictures. They are truly incredible.
So we have been soaking sweet Amon in. Breathing his scent in deep. Rubbing his head often. Kissing his cheeks always. Cuddling him extra close and just relishing in the fact that God planned our family a long, long time ago. I just could never accurately describe how thankful I am for my beautifully, knit together family. And I am still in awe, that Amon is sitting right here with me as I type. God is just too too crazy good and deserves all the praise.