Day One

24 May

We made it! We are on the ground in Africa.

Before another 19 hours of air travel.... I refuse to post an after picture.

Before another 19 hours of air travel…. I refuse to post an after picture.

We arrived last night and had a fabulous sleep. So today was our first full day to truly experience a new culture. And experience it we did.

The smells in the air.

The chaos in the city streets.

The red dirt on the side of the road.

The hue of pink and orange in the sunset.

The chorus of birds and their beautiful songs; simply mesmerizing.

We took the time to drink it all in.

Also, we had our first meeting regarding the process of our adoption. It did not go as well as we had hoped. We walked away slightly disheartened…. But quickly decided to focus on the positives we could take away. It definitely feels like there is a lot of red tape for us to still endure through. But on the other side, there are open doors! There are so many people here that support the idea of international adoption, but we have yet to have a meeting with them where they are able to truly help us.

We have many other meetings to take part in next week and hopefully some of those will begin to get things moving. Our greatest prayer is that we are able to accomplish everything necessary before we leave at the end of next week.

So while today was a great mix of emotions, there is much that we have to look forward to in the coming days. Many more people to meet, orphan care projects to visit, church to attend. We will continue to keep you updated and greatly appreciate your continued prayers and support.

An Oasis in the City

 

With much love from Africa! xoxoxox

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3 Responses to “Day One”

  1. Kristen May 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    Many prayers for open doors and good news!!

  2. steynclan May 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Spoke to Lesley and she told me how hectic it had been. I so wish we were there with you, experiencing this together. Praying that the rest of the meetings are a little easier.

    • thecupcakegarden May 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

      Thank you!! It is truly incredible and I can’t wait for you to have your own journey 🙂 I hope that your meetings go much smoother than ours…..

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