A Good Secret

 Can you read his necklace? It says AFRICA.

And in a few short months the boys and I will be heading over there.

To Nigeria.


I still can't believe it is happening.

My grandparents are missionaries there - and have been for a long, long time. 
My mum lived there until she left for college and has only been back a few times in the past 30 years.

I spent the year after I completed highschool living in Nigeria with my grandparents. 
It was life changing.

My mum is going over this November and when I told Paul in a wishful thinking sort of way how fun I thought it would be to be in Nigieria with my mum he said we'd make it happen. 

And, after much prayer, it is happening. 

This past week I have gotten all of my vaccines needed for travel.
My anti malaria pills are currently sitting on our kitchen counter. 

The boys have appointments with the international travel doctor the middle of July.
Passport forms are filled out and ready to go in.


I have talked with a travel agent - who has not only given me invaluable information about direct flights from Atlanta to Nigeria (who knew!?!) but he also found prices cheaper than I could find myself. 

I am looking at being there for 5 weeks. 
5 short weeks in my beloved third home with my grandparents.
5 long weeks away from my love.

While Paul will be greatly missed I am thankful he has encouraged this adventure.


I am so excited to travel with the boys and to introduce them to a new culture of beautiful people.
And I am excited to finally be sharing this with everyone.
Good secrets are meant to be shared.


Nicole said...

Wow Jess!!!!!!!

Renee said...

Wow, have FUN!!! That will be quite the experience for your boys!

Erin said...

Oh wow! How exciting for you all! I remember you always talking about how much you loved and missed Nigeria! Your grandparents will be THRILLED to get to see you all and the boys!

Anonymous said...

You'll have to share some of your stories. We're looking into doing an adoption from Ethiopia in the next few years and that will be my first international trip. We hope to adopt in the farther future as well (when our boys are older) and take them with us but they'll be too little for this trip!

Jen said...

Wow that is awesome!!! What amazing experience for your boys...and Your grandparents will be thrilled!!

Ally D said...

I am so happy and excited for your family! I can't wait for the time that I can take my boys to my 3rd home, Rwanda.

A wonderful secret to be shared!

mum said...

Yay, Jessica!!! I wondered how long you could keep it a secret!! I haven't even told many people yet...partly because I can't believe I actually get to go back AGAIN!!!

Jessica Morris said...

Thanks everyone :)

I am pretty excited!

Bethany said...

I could almost cry with excitement for you, though I'm not sure why... Maybe because missions is always on my heart and I wish I could go back to the little village in El Salvador that I love. So glad you can take your boys and experience your third home again. Wow... So amazing!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

WOW!!!!What and adventure!Jackie

Jessica said...

I'm so excited for you! This is going to be phenomenal for you and your boys, and I can't wait to hear what God does with all of you over there. I know it's going to be an amazing trip.

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