Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Daddy is Home!

Thank you for your prayers!
Daddy arrived home safely...  :)


Here we all are with Daddy on the day he arrived home.  We are holding our Birrs Daddy brought us!

Ethiopian Fun Fact: 16 Birrs = 1 US Dollar 

Posted By:
~The Big Sister :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Praising the Lord!!



Drawing By: Eden &  Graphic By: Shiloh

We passed court!!

We have been joyfully praising the Lord today as we heard the wonderful news that our two little ones are now officially part of our family! 

Thank you for your prayers and kind comments....  We feel so blest!

Now we're looking forward to seeing Daddy soon, telling him the good news (we've been out of contact), and seeing the pictures he took in Ethiopia!!  :)

Praise the Lord!

And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand.... -Esther 5:2 a.



Posted By:
~The Big Sister :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Court~

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Hello Everyone!

We wanted to let you all know that tonight in America and today in Ethiopia is our court date for the adoption of T. & A.!

As many of you already know- Daddy is currently in Ethiopia and thankfully we have been able to contact him through FB chat as well as over the phone for a very small conversation (it costs $1.00 per minute!)...  Yesterday (or last night- our time :)), Daddy went to the Care Center and met T. & A

Later tonight (which will be the morning of the 22nd in Ethiopia) Mommy will be calling Daddy to pray with him as he prepares to head over to court.  Following court Daddy will head back to the Care Center and will probably meet the birth families as they say goodbye to the children. 

 
Here are some following things you can be praying for:

~For all the correct paper to be there-- if they do not have all the correct papers we will not pass court.

~That we will find favor in the judges' eyes-- Esther 5:2

~Both birth families will make to court.

~Any meetings Daddy may have with the birth families.

~That we will pass!!

Be sure to check STAAH tomorrow-- Lord willing we will have some news!

"And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah." -Psalm 50:6

Thank you so much for your prayers!  Our family feels so blest by you all!!

In Christ,
~The Big Sister :)



Meeting Daddy~

Last night while we were all sleeping here in the States....


On the other side of the world two little children met their new Daddy...

These are some of the pictures we sent them in their photo albums

We heard from Daddy this morning through FB chat and he "told" us about our new little siblings in Ethiopia!

Enjoy some random facts:

~Daddy says that "Little T" is a whipper-snapper and "Little A" is laid-back...

~They loved seeing pictures of their new family (above) and loved saying "Judah and De-De".

~They loved the wash clothes we sent them.

~All the children loved Daddy when he handed out sugar-free suckers and bubbles at the orphanage.

And the best yet.....

~They bonded well with Daddy!!

And~

They loved his Grey Hair!!
And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.  -Isaiah 46:4


We are so thankful to the Lord for His abundant Blessings!

Posted By:
~The Big Sister :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Daddy is Nearly There!!

Thanks to FlightAware we've been tracking Daddy's flight!

He's scheduled to land in about an hour!!

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ethiopia Ho!

Hello Everyone!

It's almost unreal and yet at the same time it's so amazing to think that our Daddy is going to be heading off to Africa on Saturday!  I wish I were going with him!!  =)

I wanted to type a few important prayer requests here and if any of you dear friends are interested in receiving the full scoop--email us and I'll send you the "large email".

Basically, our major prayer requests right now are:
  • Getting Daddy Ready- We need to make sure that he has all the right papers on/with him!
  • Health
  • Travel- He'll be making two stops on the way there and three on the way back!
  • Safety- Air Travel, Layovers, Driving in Ethiopia,...
  • Bonding- Daddy will be meeting the Little Ones and giving them a photo album of their new family! :)
  • Court Date- Which is the 22nd in Ethiopia, but the 21st here--we'll all be sleeping in the US while court goes on in Ethiopia.
Lord willing I will be getting another update out soon-- and check back for news of when Daddy hits the ground in Ethiopia!

Now to quote my dear mother....


Adoption is such a HUGE spiritual battle. We know that the Lord is in control and that He will not let go of us!! Really, this is His adoption journey for us and we are so blessed and privileged to be a part of what He is doing!
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Thank you all for your prayers!!!

Merry Christmas & Ye Ganna Baal


Posted By:
~The Big Sister :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Judah's Thoughts on a New Little Brother! :)

Judah Philip ~~ He's going to be a big brother soon!!
Today, Judah said to me:
"Yie-yo, is "A--" coming home today?   He's taking a long time!"  :)
Posted By:
~The Big Sister :)