I am writing with some FANTASTIC news!! Last Friday, we got the call with our court date. Our court date (in Ethiopia) is December 5th! We fly out this weekend and will be holding our girl in our arms next week!! Needless to say, we are MORE THAN excited. We have been busy these past few days packing and getting ready for Thanksgiving. The days are going by pretty quickly!
We have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving – and this just is such an unexpected bonus! We really want to thank each of you, for your prayers and your financial help and your love and encouragement. The past few months have been challenging, but your support has helped so much. We return from Ethiopia the second week of December, so be watching your inbox for updates soon after we return!! Also, we can not post, publically, any pictures of Samara Naol until we get her home, but if you keep an eye on this blog while we are gone, we will post pictures of our travels!
- - For our travels – that we would be safe and healthy the whole time.
- - For the next part of the process (the Embassy phase) to go quickly so we can bring our baby girl home! They say it can be anywhere from 1-4 months after your first trip that you can expect to return to Ethiopia to get your child and bring her home. Lately, it’s been averaging families 3 months.
Thank you all so much! We are very blessed by each of you!
The Thomas Family