Friday, February 16, 2007

Introducing.........

Yosef Justice Daniel Moore and Mihret Zoe Daniel Moore!!!!!
We found out today, Friday, February 16 that on February 15, 2007 we officially became a family!!!!!! Finally, the government has caught up with my heart!!!! Thank you to God. The One who is faithful to a thousand generations! Avery thinks I shouldn't put so many pictures all in one post. But, I've waited 506 days for this!!!! So truly, Enjoy the little chronological picto-story I've put together for you! :)


Yosef and Mihret, Dec. 2004 at their intake interview for our adoption agency


June, 2005 when Yosef and Mihret came to live at their orphanage



April, 2006- don't you LOVE her hair???? :) This is one of my favorite pictures of her!


April, 2006- Yosef- This picture came at such a difficult time in this adoption. Priceless!


June, 2006. They have lived in an orphanage for one year at this point. In just one month, they meet Dad!


Avery with Yosef, Mihret, and Grandmother Ayat Kelemwa in July, 2006. A little over a year prior to this picture, the children left their grandmother, their only living relative, to go live in an orphanage to await a family. This picture is such a gift to our family and to our children. Kelemwa is holding a photo album that I made for her containing pictures of our family, all six of us. I pray I get to see her again so that I can give her this picture to add to her album.


Baetaseb- Family! At last!!!!


This was the last day we spent with Yosef and Mihret right after Christmas 2007



This is a million-dollar-smile! :) She said that when she lost her first tooth that she threw it on top of the roof, as is the tradition. Yosef informed us that there are lots of teeth on the roof!

Yosef discovering the joys of Kit-Kat bars! Notice his bracelet. It was made for him by two Ethiopian children who recently came to their new family in the US.







23 comments:

lili said...

Big smiles from Kansas. I just hope you didn't say what I said five years ago when I finally got a call at 9:45 PM from the director of my agency that my baby was FINALLY coming home. First words out of my mouth were "is this a joke...did my BIL get you to do this...this isn't funny" Boy, oh boy, did I have some apologizing to do. Anyway, isn't God awesome! Your babies are sooooooo cute. Now were are the rest of your pictures :)

5KidMom said...

Oh Heather!! They are gorgeous!!!!!! They look so perfect in your arms. Tell Avery that we have all waited a LONG time for these pictures, and are happy to get the chance to see you beautiful kids grow before our eyes. I'm looking forward to the the next batch of pictures that will include the WHOLE family! Yippee!!!!

Stacy said...

Absolutely beautiful children!!! Congratulations, finally!!!!!! And there's far from too many pictures in this post, I actually would love to see more pictures of those gorgeous children! I'm so happy for you all.

chel said...

Congratz!!!!!! Way too cute:-) I'm so happy for you guys!!! Cute enough to nibble on;-) (sorry Heather I just couldn't resist,lol)
chel

JunieB said...

So happy for you - officially a family, at long last. Congratulations! (And the kids are, naturally, adorable.)

june

Nichole...aka Mia's Mommy said...

They are beautiful children and you all make a beautiful family. I feel silly though because Avery had left a comment on my blog before I found your blog and I had no idea you were married until I saw the same pictures on your posts....lol. As you can see I read through google reader....lol

Nichole

Stephanie said...

My friend Lisa has shared your story with me over the last year as an encourgement during our "bumpy" adoption journey. Due to a new development today, I needed the encourgement of God's sovereign plan and timing. God gave it to me thorugh your wonderful news!!!

Robert Seth said...

Congrats Heather! We've been hoping, praying and trusting with you. The kids couldn't be cuter (all four of them). Maybe we'll get the chance to see our neices and nephews again sometime soon. Take care and God bless!!

-Seth

Jodi said...

What a day for rejoicing! We are thanking God with you in Wisconsin. You have beautiful children.

richlisad said...

We can finally stop saying soon...and say now...although they will be home soon...

So happy for you all.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Yay! How cute are they! No, not too many pictures; you are welcome to post more. Just can't wait to see pictures of all four of your kids together - soon!
Blessings,
jen

Ally said...

Heather,

I have been praying so hard for your family this whole week and checking your blog to see the results. Praise be to God these children are now yours! I leave on Mar 1 to bring home my daughters Yeabsera and Yeabtsega ages 4 and 6. I hope you get to travel soon! It's time for those kids to come to America!
Many blessings!
Ally

chou-chou said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!

Congratulations! What a wonderful, beautiful, family you have!

Erin said...

Oh Heather, this is SUCH wonderful news. Congrats congrats congrats!!!!!

I don't think I've ever been so excited for anyone else's adoption to be final.

How soon can you travel????

big hugs,
Erin

reneegrace said...

yeah yeah yeah!!! I am so excited for you, and those children are absolutely BEAUTIUFL!!! - you two are glowing as you hold them and love on them!

Praise Jesus...

reneegrace (ReneeM)

shell said...

they are so beautiful! i am so excited for you guys!

Laura said...

I am so happy for you and I love the pictoral and thanks for sharing this journey in photos... what a difference from the hopelessness of the first photo to the joy and anticipation of a future in the last. God bless you all.

Brian, Laura and Max
www.nosmallfeat.typepad.com

Elizabeth F. said...

Oh...I am in tears! Yeahhhhh!!! Yipee....Woohoo....Awesome!! I can't wait to meet them! :-)

Ginger said...

They are adorable and I look forward to many more pictures to come. Isn't it wonderful that the courts have confirmed what your hearts have known for so long?

KelseyChristine said...

yay!! They are perfect! BETAM konjo

owlhaven said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!!!!!


Huge hugs!!!!!!!!


Mary

Anne said...

What wonderful news!!! Woo hoo! Congratulations to your whole family -- and thank you for posting the absolutely beautiful photos. I'm so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Heather & Avery,
Congtulations and Praise God!!!! I am so happy for you both. They are just beautiful!!! I will be praying for super fast travel so you can go and get your children.
Melinda