The Internet is so temperamental that I'm going to type fast and try to get out 1% of what is swirling through my brain. We are waiting for a van and driver to be able to confirm our tickets in person, book seats for our flight home, take items to Selah's orphanage, meet someone to give quilts to a safe house up North and do a little shopping.
Bella is having a rough time since we brought Brooke back to the transition home. She loved Brooke until she was told that she was her sister. She then with-drew, refused to be near Brooke and clings to her American sisters. I think she will be OK once we take her with us; right now coming and going and leaving her with the nannies is a bit unsettling. Ethiopia does not allow the adopted children to be seen in public with their adoptive parents, so taking her anywhere is not an option. Selah, however, isn't threatened by Brooke and is bonding nicely with her.
Yesterday we had a wonderful trip home from Nazareth and stopped at a resort to kayak and eat lunch. Although Brooke had never been in water, she didn't hesitate to get in the kayak with Alyssa. I wish I could post pictures of her, but they will have to wait. The restaurants give us enormous portions and I am a bit of an embarrassment asking for the left-overs to be put in boxes to take. I them am choosing to be a further embarrassment to hand out the left-overs to beggars on the street. It seems worth it to me :)
I am going to post pictures separately.