Saturday, February 17, 2007

More Pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

These are all pictures from our latest trip to Ethiopia to visit Yosef and Mihret (who are irrevocably OURS as of Feb. 15!!!!!) in December. Though this has been a very long, dark night of the soul for us, God has brought us new joy and new blessings in the morning. I'm so glad that our morning has finally arrived! In the 16 months since we accepted our referral for Yosef and Mihret, I have come to know God, my family, my friends, and myself in a way that I never did before. Mostly, I know God more intimately than I ever knew I could. Without His faithful love for me, I cannot imagine what this journey would have been like. So, without further ado, presenting: Burakaeyae!!!!! (My Blessings!!!!!)


Avery, I'm sorry this isn't a very good picture of you, but I'm hoping that Mihret's absolute cuteness will make you appreciate the picture anyway! :)




Avery, here's a picture I know you'll love. Does it make up for the other one!? :)






I just love this kid! She makes the cutest faces! :) Not difficult when you're just so naturally cute without even trying!






He's never allowed to date anybody. Not ever! I never want to share this handsome face! :)










The day we met...a day I will never forget. I could have sat on that bench for an eternity...













What I said about Yosef never dating- it goes double for this one. Those eyes are enough to make anybody melt. And since Kaitlyn and Lucas are already never allowed to date, I guess Avery and I will just become two old folks with four adult kids! Hmmm... maybe I should rethink my "no-dating" policy??? ...........Not yet! :)

8 comments:

owlhaven said...

Soooo thrilled for you!

Mary

Laura said...

I have to say that I choked up looking at the picture of you and Yosef on the bench and your statement of how you could have sat there forever... it was such a moment and I am so thankful to God that it was just the first of so many more to come.

Chanda said...

Heather I am so happy for you and Avery! What a relief to have the Ethiopian government FINALLY get caught up with your heart! It is so wonderful to see their pictures - they are beautiful kids!

Any word on when you might be able to travel to bring them home?

KelseyChristine said...

Ha I love how the females in the first pic are smiling very prettily and the guys are making funny faces! Yosef and Mihret are adorable :D

chou-chou said...

They are so so beautiful!!! I am so happy for them, and even happier for YOU.

Bradshaws said...

CONGRATS on your court date!!! When do you travel? Cant wait to see pics of you all in YOUR home, living together as one!
KT

D.K. said...

The first picture of the 4 of you, Avery and Yosef seem to be making the same face. Funny!

Nbret Aga said...

You are such fantastic people thank you very much for everything you to make our world a better place by changing children's...

Nibret