The Garrisons

Follow our journey on adoption #3 for child #8!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


We were cleared by the embassy for travel yesterday!!! We were shocked, since we were only submitted last Wednesday. Shocked, but of course, thrilled! They gave us our choice of days next week to appear at the embassy (in Ethiopia) and so....we'll be on our way SOON!

Our plan is for Nathan, Haley and I to fly out of Indy on Saturday afternoon, spend the night in DC, and then take a direct flight from DC to Addis on Sunday (arriving on Monday morning). So, in less than ONE WEEK, I will have have these babies in my arms!! We should be home next Saturday (the 19th). (That feels so good to say!!) All of my children under ONE roof!

We would appreciate your prayers for safe travel, health (no altitude sickness - yuck!), and most importantly for our kids' hearts as their world is about to change...pray that they won't be afraid, and that their little hearts will be able to endure the transition.

So, it's an exciting time around the Garrison household! We are grateful to be at this point, and so close to bringing our children HOME!

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness!
Psalm 150:1,2


Jennifer said...

That is definitely reason for celebration - congratulations!!! Safe travels.

Debb said...

Praising God with you! How exciting! May God bless your travels. And your union with your chidren! Godspeed

missy said...

what joyous news!

Mrs. J said...

praise God! will be praying for your family!

Tracy said...

So happy for your family. Very good idea taking Haley to help out. Hannah was so helpful when we picked up the girls. Safe travels!!!!!

kim said...

Can't wait to watch you bring these three home! Praying for you all the way there and back. When you get home call anytime!!

Love ya!!!