Monday, February 13, 2012

Checking E-Mail in My Sleep

Ethiopia is nine hours ahead of us. So, as I am going to bed each night, most people in Ethiopia are just beginning their day including my sweet girl and the people who work at the embassy. Before I go to bed I pray for Mia and the people who are working on her case.

Every morning the first thing I do after I get out of bed is check my e-mail to see if the embassy has tried to contact us. Usually my inbox is empty and I start the day feeling a little let down. I usually continue to check on and off until about 8:30. Sometimes I even check it at random times like during the middle of the night in Ethiopia or on the weekends. You know, just in case someone couldn't sleep and decided to clear our case in the middle of the night. ;)

I usually wake up at least a few times during the night and wonder what's going on at the embassy. I have even dreamt more than once that I got up and checked my e-mail. Last night I dreamed I got an e-mail from the embassy saying they were sending a letter to someone who they needed to talk to about our case. Yes, I am going crazy!!

It will be so nice when I can actually sleep peacefully again without worrying about what is going on at the embassy while I am sleeping.

I did not receive an e-mail from the embassy in real life today. It has now been 3 weeks since I have heard anything. I did get an e-mail from a sweet friend who is in Ethiopia picking up her 2 boys. She actually got to meet our Mia the day she arrived to Hannah's Hope in November. My friend took some pics of us for Mia to see. She said she was smiling and loved looking at them. She also said she was adorable and happy :) It made my heart happy to receive this e-mail. I also got a few new pics of our sweet girl from another friend last week. I am so thankful that I at least have these happy e-mails for now. Maybe, just maybe, we will hear from the embassy soon.


  1. New pictures and news of Little Mia, what a great Valentine's Day gift! Hope you hear of an even BIGGER gift, soon!!! Praying...