Monday, March 14, 2011

Safely Home~

We'd like to introduce you to.......

Havilah Tirfe

Benjamin Abezu

We are so happy to finally welcome our little ones safely home....

Over the next few weeks we will try to post more pictures and also share some of the adoption trip in words to you all!

For those of you who knew, Thank you for your prayers about our electricity!!  (For those of you who did not know)- after a large storm here we lost all electricity and water shortly before we left to pick up Daddy, Jordan, Havilah, and Benjamin from the airport.  Last night we stayed in a nearby hotel and this afternoon the general electric company fixed the outage.  Praise the Lord!  He is all sufficient!!

Havilah and Benjamin are bonding well with our family!  They already know all the family members' names and call Daddy, "Ababa".  Thankfully, we are able to communicate well through the few Amharic words we know, the few English words they know, and of course...  head nods.  Yes and no are pretty universal!  :)

Thank you, all for your prayers, as we have gone through this adoption!!

"Zitezerebkayo Kelem...Ziregeskayo LemLem Yigberelka."
-An Ethiopian Blessings/Proverb

Translation: "May your words be as ink and your steps be upon green pastures."


Shiloh & Benjamin (who is currently sitting in my lap singing in Amharic & Talking!)...  :)


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! Praise the Lord!
I cannot wait to meet your new siblings!

- Megan Petersen

Evie Poythress said...

I am SO excited for all of you!! Take a ton of pictures!! You wont believe how much they will grow. Can't wait to meet them :-)

Miss Antoinette K. said...

Awwww.....How exciting!!!! our family is so happy for y'all and are glad they made it home safely! <3


Miss Antoinette

Cochran Family said...

We are so happy for you Strang family!!! Your new little ones are adorab!!!

Much love and blessings!

Savannah (for the clan)

The First Rose said...

That is so wonderful! I can't wait to meet them!

~E~R~I~N~ said...

Oh that is AWESOME!!!
Praise the Lord for what He has done for you guys!
I hope they settle in soon.


Lucia Marie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! They are so adorable..and Havalah is gorgeous! <3 What a blessing for your family..


Shelbi said...

Oh my goodness!! They are so adorable! I can't believe they're finally home!

Congratulations and God bless all of you!

Kristi Knifong said...

It's so great to see the photos of all of you together!!! They are just beautiful!! Please have Jordan post about his experience in Ethiopia. Your first time overseas is always so memorable.
Keep the photos coming!

Mikell said...

Yahoo! I love the pictures! Havilah (beautiful name by the way) looks so sweet and the look in Benjamin's eyes in the last picture is adorable! Judah looks pretty excited too.:)

Our family: said...

Love love love!!!! What a blessing! You are a beautiful family!