Mark arrived right on time yesterday morning to have breakfast at the guest house and go to church with us! It is such a comfort to have him here. We came home from church to take naps and play outside a little while before heading to dinner.
Ironically, I have two friends from high school here in Addis Ababa right now. Casey Picker and his wife, MaryBeth, were here this week with a mission team working on a school south of the city. Allen Brewer and his wife Katie, just moved to Addis to teach in the International School here in the old airport area. It's crazy to be here at the same time all for different reasons. We met up last night at Yod Abyssina for traditional dinner and dancing. Zane did great. He watched the dancers, behaved himself, and allowed mom and dad to visit with their friends. He's able to adjust his schedule and stay pretty much on track the next day. I did have to wake up with him a couple of times, but that's to be expected since we kept him out late.
Today, Mark and I are praying and waiting for the embassy to clear us so we can get an appointment this week. There are two other couples from our agency who arrived this weekend to petition the embassy. Please pray for all of us as we wait that God would give us wisdom in what we should do (or not do) while we are here. Pray also that the embassy would continue to have adoption appointments even though they claimed they would not for two weeks.
We are trying to enjoy the time here as a family while we wait. We will try to have an outing each day, and we are making the best of it. We thank the Lord that we are together, and we hope for a progress-filled week with embassy!