Jan 27, 2009

On the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A butterfly that stopped us on the path back to our hotel...after our first visit to Hannah's Hope, where we just met our Sweet Princess Mercy.

Foot traffic in front of the Union Hotel in Addis.

simple protection

Construction from our window at the Union Hotel. Bring ear plugs, not for the construction, but see that dog...he or she is one of the many that bark through the night in Addis. That and there is chanting that can be heard every night-at all hours, from some local temple...our best guess was Buddist. Beautiful sounds, so full of life, but it can make sleep difficult at times.


Night life about Addis, such a beautiful busy place, full of movement -all day and all night!


Thought I'd share a bit more of what we saw as we walked about in Addis. A beautiful country with such a humble beautiful people, I really miss Ethiopia already. I have been told that in 6 months we could apply once again for another adoption through All God's Children ...we will be putting it to prayer-as you KNOW how we feel about adoption. There is always room for another at our house, or perhaps two. Some of you might be thinking we are crazy, no just passionate about orphans and not wanting to miss an opportunity to be blessed.

We are very, very blessed indeed!

When I am not so tired, I will post about her name and it's pronunciation. I am still sick, coughing my head off I am afraid. Feeling a bit better today, but rather tired and weak-mainly due to not enough sleep. I am NOT complaining, as I am so blessed to have such an sweet new baby, who sleeps 12-13 hours a night, eats anything and anything given to her with much GUSTO, and when she was really sick, still smiled, giggled and gave me big wet kisses.
HMMM, I love being a mama.


16 comments:

blue said...

Sounds like here . . . dogs all night. And roosters. :) I`m glad you enjoyed your stay there.

Greta Jo said...

Thanks for sharing. I think of you often. I pray that you and your family are doing well.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing everything! Good to know about the ear plugs! And I don't think I commented on the last post about her name, but I *love* it! Beautiful!

P.S. Thanks for the $$ info! It was very helpful! I'm sure CWA will give us a suggested list once we get closer to that point, but that gave us a good idea of what we need to raise by then.

Jenni said...

Kimmie, I hope you are feeling well again soon, and I am absolutely WALLOWING in these beautiful pictures of little Avi. May God continue to bless your family with such abundant love! I truly expect to hear more adoption plans in six months or so...your heart for all God's children is no accident. He has His design all over it, as I think you know...

Bobbie-Jo said...

Such wonderful memories of a sweet time meeting your daughter. It'll be exciting to see who/where God leads you to next.

Living vicariously. ;)

mommy to four j's said...

wow what a beautiful name and a beautiufl girl congrats

Cathy said...

I hope you get to feeling better. Congratulations again. I know what you mean about missing a place even if the noises kept you up at night. Beautiful pictures. I wish you God's blessings with your new one.

Cathy

Lindsay-ann said...

Sorry to hear you are not well. I hope you are feeling much better soon.
Thanks for sharing the pictures of Addis Ababa. The butterfly is beautiful just like your new daughter.
You are all in my prayers.
Lindsay

Kimmie said...

Hi Blue....

Nice to meet you...thanks for the reminder...the first night we heard a rooster crowing in the middle of the night...which made me think it was actually morning...I woke myself up, turned out it was 2 am...who knew that roosters lied.
There is so much that I don't know...

bless you!
Kimmie@overthemoonwithjoy

Kristine said...

Big wet kisses are the best! It's the first words that translate "I Love You!" Enjoy them.

Trendy Mindy said...

Yeah Kimmie...thanks for writing on my blog!! Avi is sooo precious - I read your blog daily. You are such a great writer and photog...
We have another showing this Sat. - so maybe they will love it :). Take care - Mindy

theArthurClan said...

It's beautiful to read about your experiences in Ethiopia. You truly are a blessed mom indeed!

mom said...

{{{{{Kimmie}}}}} Sad to hear you still don't feel well. These winter *bugs* have been no fun at all :::sigh::: I'm thankful though to hear your sweet new blessing is sleeping through the night so that you are able to get some rest!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Amrita said...

Love reading your Ethiopia posts.

Michelle said...

My husband was sick for weeks after returning from India. That was the only consolation for me not traveling with him. At least I was well enough to care for the children and our newest addition while he was laid up.

I'm praying for a speedy recovery for you!

Renata said...

I hope you're feeling better. Those pictures are great. It must have been wonderful to experience another country like that! Glad Princess Mercy is a good sleeper!- she sure is cute!

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