Nine days. Ok so the nervousness is passing and the excitement is building. I have a fear of flying that I need to keep fighting -- but really I'm looking forward to this entire trip. This is the trip of a lifetime for me!!! I have dreammmeeed of going to Africa and definitely of adopting from Africa and really...will probably have bruises in random places from pinching myself!!
My list has expanded:
2 12v fans that plug into the cigarette lighter (invaluable for keeping cool in her house, Tanis tells me)
a soft cooler packed with fun food (who knew I could take that in my suitcase to Africa!?)...crab, shrimp, cheese and other things that are really expensive for Tanis there.
Also Tanis told me that my London to Lusaka flight I will be flying with a couple from Ontario Canada that are going to see their missionary daughter that works with Tanis. So she sent me their photo so I can recognize them in the airport ... and hopefully sit beside them and sleep for my 6 hour layover ;)