Thursday, January 22, 2009

24.

Hours that is. Yes its here. This time tomorrow Sarah will be on her way to Dulles while Rachael and I will be at the airport waiting to board our plane. We'll all three hook up in London. I can hardly believe its here. Already. I'm ready. Just still in shock of all the Lord has done to make this trip possible.

I have a few things left to pack, a couple donations to pick up, and some more formula to buy. Other then that, I think I'm set. I've packed my entire self into a VERY small carry on. Its all in the rolling! ;) That'd be 4 pairs of jeans, 7 T's, two long sleeves, three cami's, dress, sweater, two pairs of jammies, and all the unmentionables!

And some pictures of the packing process.

Clothes, clothes, and more clothes!

The pile dwindles.


The End Result? Four checked 50 lb. bags/boxes, two carry-on's, and then our personal item. Sarah also has two checked items, a carry on, and her personal item! Thats nearly 400 lbs of supplies with our carry on's!

We're sending out an email prayer letter this afternoon - if I don't already have your email address leave a comment here and we'll add you to the list! Thank you all for your prayers!

11 comments:

Blog Shmog said...

Have a wonderful time! Can't wait to hear all the details!

loveisspokenhere said...

i am so very excited for you erica! i will be praying for you guys (and your families) while you are gone!

Christy. said...

Yeah, it all looks AMAZING! I can't wait to get my letter, I am already praying for you all!

My doctor appointment went well, I really liked her. She filled out my paperwork for the home study and will sign my letter with a notary when I call and let her know. Total answer to prayer, she signed it without seeing my records, only God!
Safe travels and may the Lord work in a mighty way!

krazzymommy said...

Make sure and put me on that email list...yahoo, not gmail :D

Aimee said...

So exciting!! We'll be praying for you! See you when you get back!

JourneytoFamily said...

I don't know if you have me on the list already or not, but I definitely want to be on your email list! I'll be praying for you during this journey.
juliebot@gmail.com

Holli said...

Praying for your trip! Give EVERYONE at the GH a hug from me!!! I miss Ethiopia and CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!
Praying!

praisinyahweh said...

Our prayers follow you. Can't wait to see all the pics and hear about the "special kids" you meet!

Oatsvall Team said...

i am sure you are over the top excited ... wish i could jump in one of those suitcases ... i long to breath the air, touch the people and hold my children from Ethiopia ...

God's timing ... I pray you experience all God has in store for you !!

julie said...

I'll be praying for you my friend.
I wish I was going to. So very exciting. Hug all the kids and let them know there are so many people who care and love them.

God Bless,
Julie

Di and Jeff said...

Have a great trip. Looking forward to hearing about your trip.