|October 8, 2009
Our hearts overflow with thanks to God! After 15 months of waiting, filling out
forms, waiting, dealing with government red tape in two countries, waiting,
praying, being tested for our suitability as parents, our finances, our health,
and did we mention, waiting? … Favor is now home!!! Hurray!
A TOTALLY UNFORGETTABLE TRIP!
flew to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday, September 19 and returned exactly one
week later. It took our breath away to meet our daughter for the first time on
Monday, the 21st. She immediately ran up to us crying “Mommy” and “Daddy!” Our
hearts melted! Favor is so happy to belong to our family, and we are blessed
beyond words! We created a blog that has lots of pictures on it, including a
brief video clip of our initial meeting. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll
want to check it out by clicking here
our time in Ethiopia, we sponsored a field trip for Favor’s kindergarten class.
We took the orphans horseback riding, then out for pizza and ice cream. Favor
We also came away deeply impressed with YWAM’s ministry in
Abdissa Tadessa, YWAM’s national director, personally showed us the wonderful
work they are doing, especially among Ethiopian street children.