Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pictures from Ethiopia

Alright, so here are the pictures from my trip. Keep in mind these things, I traveled alone, I was so living the moment that I didn't capture as many pictures as I would have liked, the pictures that you guys really want to see can't really be shown and all of you PAPs know why.

So with that disclaimer, enjoy!

Oh yea, even in flight I must have information so I watch the map showing exactly where we are. On my flight home that map function wasn't working and I had to asked to be moved to another seat. Eight hours in the air and not knowing where the plane is, uh no!


Anonymous said...

Dedra, from Ethio_American Family Svcs? Dedra with 3 very precious daughters from ET? She's a great person, doing good work in ET!

Glad you had a great trip and love the pics. When's the next court date? IS that what you are waiting on?


Kelly said...

VALERIE these last two posts are awesome! I had no idea you got to do so much while you were in Ethiopia! What a truly amazing trip! :) I'm a big jealous because I'm no where near as cool as you and I don't think my trip will be quite as action packed. HA HA I am so excited to travel. I wish we were going at the same time (and who knows, we never know) so I could hang out with ya!!! ha ha

Kerri said...

What a great few days!!!

Ali said...

I love the last two photos in the slideshow :)

Rebecca and Andrew said...

Wow! You are amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us all!!! So, now the big question is how are you coping and waiting to go back??? =)

VALARIE said...

Rebecca the trip makes the wait easier for me. My biggest concerns about the children was what life was like for them in the orphanage, the level of care, what they were eating, and where they were sleeping. Since coming back I've been much more relaxed and I've slept well. No child should live in an orphanage but if it had to happen I feel so blessed and grateful that they found their way to Gedaye and Hope for the Abandoned Children.

Now, don't get me wrong I'd love for them to be here NOW but traveling has been the BEST thing in helping me endure the wait.

Anonymous said...

I usually lurk on your blog. But I have to comment and say that I love your videos of Ethiopia. What is the name of the song in the videos? I heard that song often in Tanzania but I cannot remember the name.

Xesca said...

I'm the mother of a ethiopian girl. When we're wachting the video, we remerber that my daugter too stayed in this orphanage. I'd like talk you about the adrece of the orphanage. Sorry for my english, we are spanish.
Xesca i Zenaix

Katy said...

Congratulations on having what seems like an amazing trip. I'm so happy for you to have gone and to have the peace you found.

Ruthanne said...

Valarie--you got great pictures and did so many things! I really want to try to get out and see some things when I am there. What an exciting trip that must have been.
Can't wait until you can post the most important pictures. :)

Original Court Date: April 18, 2009
Final Court Date: May 18, 2009
[607 total days & 165 days w/IAN]