Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ethiopia, here we come!

We leave for Ethiopia in just over a week to go pick up our girl!! We are ecstatic!! This has been a long, long journey- one that brings tears to my eyes every time I think about it. We saw Lucy Samrawit's picture for the first time in September. I never would have dreamed it would have taken this long to clear court and embassy. But, it did. I would love to say I have been patient through every trial but that is not the case. Some days I have been filled with peace but then made it through others kicking and screaming.

I will say I have learned so much about God's nature....He has been so faithful during this time. I haven't understood every twist and turn or delay but I can say His promises are true. This adoption journey has brought on a whole new meaning to "lean not on your own understanding" and we have totally had to rely on His truths.

We are in a state of thankfulness right now. Tomorrow we find out if Baby #2 is a boy or girl. 1 week later we leave for Ethiopia. 1 week later we arrive back in the United States with one of the most precious gifts we have ever been given.

Please continue to pray for others still waiting to pass court and embassy. There are lots of mountains that are having to be overcome. We know God can level the mountains, break down the bars, make the rough places smooth, and make the crooked places straight. Please join us in praying that for these sweet families and precious children.

Thanks for loving us for the past two years we have been on this crazy ride! We are so thankful.


The Raudenbush Family said...

Looking forward to seeing your first pictures home together as a family and hearing what God teaches you as you move to the next season of life as a family of 3 (4!). :)

Zach said...

I'm very excited for you all. When is your embassy date?

Alison said...

YAY!!! I am so excited for ya'll!!! And can't wait to hear if Lucy will have a baby brother or sister!!! :)

Kathleen said...

That's wonderful!! Very happy for you!

Natalie said...

So excited!I can't wait to meet Lucy! Love you all.

Kim Heesch said...

It was so nice meeting you both at the Bjoe! Lucy is adorable and I hope you are finding foods that she is willing to eat. Sweet potato baby food was always a hit with my kids.:-) I hope Embassy went well and safe travels! xo, Kim