rwanda to ethiopia

{blogger wasn’t working, so my good friend Jenna is posting it for me…so this is a little late!}
we are getting ready to leave rwanda.  
i’m not sure how I feel.  I am sad, really sad.  rwanda is a place I would actually love to live.  it’s beautiful and so are it’s people.  I am so excited to get to ethiopia but I am at the same time sad to leave my new friends in Rwanda.  Getting to spend 2 days with my friends at Noel was pretty amazing.  connections were made, friendships were formed.  ones that I pray will last my lifetime.  As my friends told me they would never forget me, I too will never forget them.  They have captured a piece of my heart.  The reunification process in Rwanda is a little scary.  Thinking of my boys being forced to a home with people who don’t want them makes me want to snatch them away now and prevent them any harm.  Justen & Evorite are my two.  Evoirte told me over & over he wanted to come home to Texas with me & go to school 🙁  When we had to drop off/pick up things at Noel this morning on the way out both of them came to the bus to hug me one more time.  Rip my heart out!  E asked me when I was coming back, and Justen remains his sweet, humble, “no problem” self.  
 
Tara lives at Noel.  She went on a Visiting Orphans trip & fell in love and now she lives there.  We sat together on the bus and it was amazing to get to encourage her, let her listen to some rocking worship music, treat her to a new long skirt and in turn recieve amazing blessings from watching her live her life in Rwanda.  And she knows & loves my precious Justen.  I will get to communicate with him through her & she is going to try to get him to write his story and send to me.  
 
 I am very very excited to know Tara and to have a inside connection with my new friends, who feel more like my sons.  Jenn and I shared another tearful embrace this morning as we said goodbye.  It really is the biggest god blessing to have been in Rwanda at Noel together!  It really makes no sense, so it could only be him!  I am so thankful to Him for all of my many blessings.  To HIM be the glory!!!!!!
When we got off the plane in Ethiopia, I was the first in line behind Glenn.  Usually the last, but today I was so ready to get off that plane & to the ethiopian guest house!  I literally felt like I wanted to pee my pants I was so excited.  Stomach turning in knots, giddy, excited!  Seeing Hennock & Maste was such a breath of fresh air.  I love being greeted by friends at the airport 😉  We are settling in the the EGH and will spend our first day in Korah tomorrow!  Please pray for our team as we go into the streets of Korah to love on those precious precious children.  more tomorrow! 
 

Hey, I'm Wynne!

Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I 100% believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life. I can’t wait to get to know you and your story, and I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here. A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my three kids.
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  1. Lauren says:

    praying and wishing I was there with you!!!!!

  2. Lauren Bird says:

    I am so happy to have found your blog my Uncle recently adopted to boys from Ethiopia. I am keeping you in my thoughts. I am a new follower to your blog and found you through your ad on The Wiegand’s blog.

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