Today's the Day!

Today is the day when we meet Lil' A and Baby T for the first time! We are undoubtedly excited, nervous, intrigued, and curious as to how our first meeting will go. Will Lil' A run to us or cower in insecurity? Will Baby T be sleeping when we first see her? Will she smile [we've only seen her smile once in a picture]? What will their personalities be like? How big or small is Lil' A [pictures and measurements make him appear to be a little bitty 2 year old]? What will their little minds think when they see their new parents? What will our reaction be like - laughter, tears, beaming faces? Will we be able to fully capture the moment on camera and video?!?!? Mounds of questions fill us, but we cannot wait for that moment! We've been in this process for 20 months, and today is finally here. It's hard to wrap our waiting and expectations and prayers into this day.

One thing is: we are well rested! We got back from our escapades yesterday around 4pm and were really sleepy. We took a "nap" and woke up at 11pm! Oops. So, we read until about 12:30am and slept until about 6am this morning. We are ready to go today!!!

We'll keep you posted about how today goes. Thanks so much for all the prayers, comments, and messages. We feel carried and walked with here. I wish you could all be here. Ethiopia is truly remarkable!

April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.