Friday, 3 April 2009

Almost home

We are back in Europe, but stuck in Amsterdam as our flight has been cancelled due to fog!! We are hoping to get put on a flight aftr lunch and get home later than expected.

Sorry I haven't updated the blog, but the internet connections are so very very slow in Addis, that I just haven't been able to log on!

It was agony to leave our little one, and every mile we travelled from Addis cut like a knife.

Being in Ethiopia was an experience that has changed my outlook on life and humbled me completely. Once I've had chance to spend time with my family and got my jumbled thoughts together I'll try and write about the experience.

Missed you all
Love
Janet

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you get back safely soon. You will soon be back in Ethiopia and bringing your beautiful child home :)
Love S

Anonymous said...

Hope you are OK Janet. I know you must have very mixed feelings at the moment. Thinking of you.

Hugs
WL xxx

kristine said...

Thinking of you. I cannot imagine what your emotions must be going through at the moment.

Soon you will all be together.

Lisa A said...

Ahhhh...Janet, I can't tell you how good it is to know you're almost home and safe--and how bittersweet that thought is, knowing it means you're little one is not with you. But the upside is you're one more step closer and you will be bringing her home for good soon! She's sooooo precious...I can't wait to hear all about it!

You've been on my mind so much. I believe you were with the Whipple's in Ethiopia-they are from our agency here in the US--sweet couple. It was fun to watch their blog knowing you were there too. They didn't post often either--very slow--like you said! Understandable!

I bet the experience was crazy un-real for you. I have heard about it--but think you don't really understand until you are there! So...wow what an experience!

Love and Welcome Home!

Lisa A

Shawnstribe said...

hugs cant wait to hear all your news
xxx
s


OUR ETHIOPIAN ADOPTION TIMELINE


25th May 2009 - See New Child again & Court Date

23rd May 2009 - Fly back to Ethiopia

26th March 2009 - Fly to Ethiopia :-)

3rd March 2009 - Dossier Arrived at Orphanage

26th February 2009 - Dossier sent to Ethiopia

22nd December 2008 - Dossier back at DCSF

28th November 2008 - Certificate of Eligibility ISSUED

6th October 2008 - PASSED Approval Panel

7th July 2008 - Homestudy Update Started

28th Feb 2008 - Told LA we wished to change country

OUR CHINA ADOPTION TIMELINE

Formally withdrew from the China Adoption Programme 17th July 2008

LID (Logged in Date) with CCAA 16th August 2007

Documents to China 10th August 2007

Passed Approval Panel 5th March 2007

Homestudy started 6th June 2006

First Contact with our LA 1st Jan 2006