Well today started off early, I woke up at 3am granted it was about 8pm in Wisconsin, but I was up, no going back to sleep. Bridget tells me she woke up about every 10 minutes all night long. We started the day with breakfast in the Guest house with the rest of the group, we then went to finish all of the paper work and have lunch at the Hilton, The inside of the Hilton was such a contrast to what was outside the walls.
We then headed to the Transition home and the brought out our kids one by one alphabetically by our last names. We chose before hand who was going to take video and pictures of who. This was quite the nervous moment.
We finally met Eyob, its funny how I feel that I know him so much already. He just for some reasons seems to fit right in. He was super laid back, he likes to really just observe everyone and everything. After awhile though he started to warm up and was following Bridget around. The best was when I was sitting on the floor and held my arms out and said “Eyob”, he slowly looked then very slowly shuffled he way into my arms, resting all of his weight on me. That was awesome! We got to sit and play with all of the other kids and then talk to the doctor on staff and the nannies..
Afterwards all of the womem went to a Spa and the guys returned back to the guest house.. I was super tired, and am sure Bridget was too. We then went out to dinner with the whole group, our guides, drivers, and some of the agency staff to a traditional local Ethiopian restaraunt. They had music and dancers. It was really cool, I felt I was just staring at the entertainment with my mouth open
the whole time in awe. They were incredible..
Tomorrow we pick Eyob up for good!!