Friday, July 1, 2011

ethiopia day 10 (day 19)

Friday July 1

WE ARE GOING HOME TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We ALL woke up with smiles on our faces!!

We don't leave our guest house until 5:30 tonight...and our flight doesn't leave until 10 pm
We fly through Rome and then to Dulles, arriving sat morning at 8:40 am

Pat's first words to me this morning were, "we made it"
I don't think either of us can believe we have survived this...
We could NOT have done it without Hannah
And HE has carried us through some pretty overwhelming moments

Can't WAIT to be home....to my hot shower, big bed, space to go running, diet coke, computer with fast Internet, and food that doesn't make me sick!!!

19 comments:

Kim said...

WE CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO GET HOME EITHER... lIKE YOU SAID THE BED AND THE HOME WELL REALLY FEEL GOOD. HOME COOKED FOOF ALSO.... GOODIES.
HAVE A SAFE TRIP...
LOVE YOU ALL NHUGS SAFE TRAVELS... AUNT KIM

Alden and Dorian said...

We are praying you HOME ~ see you in a "few" hours!!!!!!!! Praying for God's travel mercies. We love you! Sawyer says HI....mommy and daddy comin he says! WITH A SMILE this morning! We love you!

Amy said...

I'm getting teary just thinking about the next pictures I will see on here! Pictures of your ENTIRE family!! Cannot wait!

beckley said...

you did it.

i'm fairly convinced you two can do anything, pat and courtney cassada.

peace be with you on the plane. and may the reunion with sweet sawyer be amazing.

shalom-

Sarah St. Andre said...

Thanks for sharing your journey with us...welcome home!

Carrie said...

So happy for you! You did make it....well done! Praying for an uneventful flight home and some rest for everyone.
Looking forward to "seeing" all 8 of you together!

Michelle said...

Huge Praises, thank you God! You did it, yeah, we may trying to make it tomorrow morning but it has been a rough week here for us, but we will see you soon.

Mary Jeanes said...

Praise the LORD! We are so excited for you all, and ditto others' comments...can't wait to see those pictures! Miss you!

Kim said...

You are ALMOST there!!! Hang in there and praying, praying, praying for that plane ride! And can't wait to see pictures of the sweet, sweet, tears and hugs when you get home. And i can't wait to see Sawyer in your arms!

jenn said...

YAY!! can't wait to HUG you TOMORROW!!!! :)

xoxo

Christy said...

WOOO HOOO!!!!
so so happy for you!!!!!!!
Safe travels and LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Chills.

YOU made it!!

-Courtney

Holly said...

get er done Cassadas! get er done.

Allie said...

Hooray! Congratulations! You're almost there!

Debbie said...

Can't wait to see those little boys running down the street because I've got a feeling they will be doing that soon!! Might want to put that fence back up :)))) It looks like TP mowed the lawn...saw him out there with the hose yesterday, too:) Praying for an uneventful flight home.

Debbie said...

That didn't come out right...I didn't mean that L & L would be literally running down the middle of the street. I meant that they will be in your yard, and driveway playing with carefree abandon like energetic little boys do! They have no idea what awaits them in this idyllic community of ours :) God is so good. Yes, indeed.

Cindy said...

Praying as you travel...
so grateful for you and your family to give us company and a reminder of HIS hand while in Ethiopia. Look forward to connecting on THIS side of the world and journey:) love, cindy

Debbie said...

Oh and one other thing...is that family you were with in Ethiopia from RBC? I thought I recognized them from church. :)

anthonyandbeth said...

So exciting! What a wonderful homecoming you are going to have! These little boys are coming "home" to lots of love! They have no idea the amazing home, family, and life God has planned for them! Hope the trip went as well as it possibly could have and that your reunion with Sawyer is all you've been dreaming it will be! Looking forward to TONS is blog updates from you! :) we are at the airport heading to FL so I can't stop thinking about y'all and all the friends that will be gathering to greet you VERY SOON! Yay!