Saturday, May 17, 2014

A "Plague" and A Giant Surprise

Eating dinner, my attention was drawn outside as the sky suddenly darkened.  I ran to look telling everyone to follow as our neighbor came shrieking up the stairs. "Look out your window!" 

There were hundreds of thousands (very possibly millions) of grasshopper/locusts creatures. They were large and darkened the sky. 

We ran outside and on the ground, saw them pass overhead, the weaker ones dropping down and then flying/leaping all over. A badminton racquet would have been a blast as we chased these critters and then screamed and dodged when they lunged our way. 

In several surrounding countries, this migration is met with joy and traps as these fried bugs are a delicacy. Not here so much.

This video wasn't taken by us but watch it for like 30 seconds to see the crazy. 

Some are calling it a plague but I haven't heard they did any damage. So, it was more like watching the  Discovery Channel in 3D.

And onto the sUpRisE!
Tomorrow morning, two very dear people get on a plane, headed for Addis Ababa. 

I was planning on keeping this a secret, you know, just in case something fell through, but I can't hold it in anymore! So, because I still want some surprise, we will keep their identities secret until Monday. (Probably most of you already know, lol). We are beyond excited and I am happy to tell the two mystery guests that the "plague" is done and the citywide water shutdown seems to be over. :) Welcome. 

Join us in praying for a safe, uneventful trip. 

Our family is beyond excited to have you and show you this amazing place, starting with macchiatos as soon as you land. :)
  
The Littles have planned your itinerary and includes monkey hunts, tree climbing and Trader Joe's. We don't have a Trader Joe's, but I like that they dream big. :)

5 comments:

Kristen Hoerr said...

I am super pumped about your surprise!!!

Anonymous said...

Super excited for the reunion...makes me super happy God has allowed it to happen!! Praying for you all!! You MUST take pictures, how we would love to see the girls eyes sparkle when they see the 2 special visitors!!:)

Hugs to you all!!

Heidi C.

Mindy said...

Can't wait for your visitors arrive!! SO happy for you that you get to see some familiar faces! Praying for safe travels for them!

Jill said...

Have a wonderful visit!! So happy for you guys to have them come:)
love you
Jan

Anonymous said...

oops, sorry,I hit enter before I realized Jill was still signed in here...that comment wasn't her:)