“Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, ‘Give them up! And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth.” Isaiah 43: 5-6


Her Personality

We are so fortunate to have such WONDERFUL friends who have taken the time to love on our little girl while in Ethiopia meeting their children. Even better is that we receive information from them about her personality along with updated photos (these I can't share yet). However, I can share what they have said about her-which is just priceless! Below are some of the short phrases that they use to describe our daughter...AWWW, I can't wait to have her in my arms, 23 days and counting!!!!

She is precious!

She is absolutely gorgeous!! You are going to completely be in love with her when you get here! She is very content and sweet!

She is SO ADORABLE!!!!!!!

What a sweetheart she is!

She is a doll! Yes, she IS a bubble blower

Oh, she just cracks me up with her facial expressions! What a little sweetie!


One Month From Today...

We will be on a airplane going to meet our daughter! I can hardly believe that after all of the years of praying about a child in our lives, its actually coming true! We are counting down the weeks, days, hours, and seconds!


A Couple of Updates

First things first, we got word on Friday that our little girl is not feeling the best and is having to take medication right now. I'm, of course, sad that I can't be there to hold and love on her while she is not feeling well...but, I know that the Lord is working hard to protect her and giving her special nurse guidance on how to care for her in the best way. But, please pray for her!

Second, I had a baby shower at my job last week! I am in awe at the kind hearts of all of my co-workers. It was paired with our Christmas celebration which was fun and led to a entire afternoon of celebration! Thanks to everyone at work for all of the nice gifts...we will put each one of them to good use!

Last, I just wanted to take a moment to THANK all of the traveling families that have taken the time to tell us all about our little girls personality. There is nothing better than getting a couple of sentences and PICTURES of your little girl that's across the world. Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. It means SO MUCH!!!!!

Will post again real soon...until then stay warm : )


Happy 5 Months!

I can't hardly believe that our little girl is 5 months already! We were very excited to receive new photos from a friend who recently traveled to Ethiopia of our little girl at her current age. It is amazing how much she has changed in one month! We are so fortunate to have these pictures to celebrate her 5 month birthday, and also to share with her as she grows up. Sorry that we are unable to share photos online yet...but if you want to stop by our house I will show you each and every one of them (believe me they are ALL over the house : )

Happy 5 months baby girl! We are counting down the days until you are in our arms!


Faces Of Adoption

Our wonderful agency just recently put this video together...it is AMAZING to see these forever families that God has perfectly planned and put together!



Tick, tick, tick...

The time seems to be moving so slowly lately! We are counting down the days until we will be getting on our first flight to Ethiopia to meet our sweet daughter...in case you were wondering we have 42 days to go : )

During our wait we have had the opportunity to see some wonderful pictures of Ethiopia and Hannahs Hope (the transition home) from other families who have recently traveled. We have even got to see some updated pictures of our sweet girl, which makes the wait a little bit easier (THANK YOU!). We also got to spend a whole evening with our friends the Coopers hearing EVERYTHING about their recent trip. It was so fun to learn what to pack and what to leave at home, which cab driver to ask for, what foods are good, and what traditional purchases to make for our little one! It was also very fun to learn that their son and our daughter share a room at Hannahs Hope and their cribs are right next to each other! Wonderful how God orchestrates everything...these two babies are so close in Ethiopia and will be in the same city when coming home with their forever family!

Well, thats all for now. I will keep you posted as the clock continues to tick away!