One In a Million Blessings

Monday, August 20, 2012

First Day in Ghana

Well I can't believe it, but I am in Ghana and have just spent the most fantastic day with our sweet little angel. The only thing that could've made it better was if the hubs and our other little angel were here with us.

Eli was pretty quiet when I first got there, which I expected, but he warmed up to me very quickly and was laughing and playing with me in no time. He fell asleep on my chest within two hours of me being there, and by this afternoon he would cry if I handed him to someone else.  

Did I mention that it was a fantastic day today? 

This evening was tough. I had to say goodbye Vivian, Eli's nanny. I pray that I was able to convey to her how truly grateful we are for everything she has done. She has devoted this past year to caring for and loving on Elijah while we could not be here.  She loves him so much and has taken such wonderful care of him. My heart hurts for the pain that both she and Eli will feel once they are apart from each other. I wish I could somehow explain it to Elijah, but he won't understand. He will just miss her terribly for a while, and I know she will miss him too. Tonight is her last night to be with him. I have no doubt she is spending some extra time snuggling with him and giving him lots and lots of kisses. 

Tomorrow the children at the orphanage will have a prayer ceremony and goodbye party for Elijah, and then he and I will be on our own. 

We'll go to lunch, do a little shopping, and then try and get a nap in before we head to the airport. Our flight leaves Ghana at 10:10 Tuesday evening. We have a few very short (like almost-scary they're so short) layovers once in the states, so please pray for travel mercies and access to those awesome airport carts {that nearly run me over every time}. 

I was hoping to post some pictures with this blog, but I went off and left the cord to my camera at home (luckily I remembered the camera!). So, all the picture posting will have to be done once we're home and settled in. 

I'll try and post a bit tomorrow, but if not, I'll see ya in the states!!!!!

God bless, and again, thank you for your prayers, support, love, etc. etc. etc. 

1 comment:

  1. Yea! Love this update!! Congrats and praying for travel mercies for sure!! :)