My belly is a fluttering mess. I’m straddling two worlds at this point. Wanting to stay here and be with my babies, so nervous about leaving them. And in Ethiopia, with those babies giving them their first mama hug in over a year and a half.

Part of me wants to just leave now and get all the goodbyes over with (I’ve always been junky at those anyway) and another part of me wants the next 20 hours to stall out a bit so I can squeeze and love on the kids a bit more.

This preparation has been different than last time we were going to Ethiopia. With it being summer and all, it’s fallen completely on my shoulders since Zach has not even a spare moment.

I just talked to him on the phone and he says, “I guess since we’re leaving in a few hours I should probably pack then?” (Yeah he still hasn’t done that).

Um yes, I suppose that would be a good idea. πŸ™‚

I’m really excited to get to spend some QT with that guy, I kind of can’t get enough of him.

My brother will be watching my kids (with a little help from his wifie) the first few days. Then once my parents get back from Ireland-so rough, I know-they’ll be watching them. So please pray that they do ok, specifically Tariku with all the adjustments, and behave at their very best.

Pray for our flights tomorrow and Thursday. Friday morning (probably about 2am CST) we will be meeting the boys for the first time so if you happen to be up then, we’d take some thoughts/prayers at that time too.

I do plan on updating this blog while there if electricity is available. My sister-in-law is also on standby to be my guest blogger should I need it.

But definitely tune in tomorrow. So you can see the faces of the newest Klipschs, they are worth the wait!

Thanks for hanging in with us this far, my guess is it only gets more interesting from here. πŸ™‚

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  1. So excited for you! Your boys are precious! I'd love to keep in touch with you. Sisay recognizes the older one (not sure if you've mentioned names on here) and the younger one and Sisay played together while we were there and laughed and laughed! Hope you have a fabulous trip!!

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