Glory Be! She's FREE! We have a new Daughter!

Monday, July 13, 2009

The countdown begins...7 days!


7 days until I hold YOU.   7 days until I can touch your face.  7 days until I can smell your hair.  7 days until I hear your voice.  7 days until I can count your fingers and toes.   7 days until you are joined with us!  

Darling Berhanesh,

We are coming, sweet girl.  Mommy and Daddy are busy packing and finishing last minute projects to welcome you HOME!  Abby and Ben are so excited to FINALLY have you home.  Your big brother, who thinks he is SO BIG, took your picture to VBS this morning.  You were close to him all day, stuffed in his pocket.  He said he just wanted you close!    Abby took special attention today in packing all your new hair bows!  How we have longed for this day to come...hold on a little longer.

We promise to lay all our expectations aside of our future trip to your birth land.  We truly want to experience all God has in store for us.  We are nervous and excited, scared and extremely honored to meet you!  We promise we will relish our time in Ethiopia, savoring every moment in such a beautiful land.  We promise to love you through the pain and grief as you leave all you know, behind.  We promise while you make new memories, we will hold close your time spent in Ethiopia.  We promise to honor and cherish your birth parents and birth family.  We promise to always be honest and answer your questions to the best of our abilities. 

Love, 
Your mommy and daddy

8 comments:

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

My brother in law is flying RIGHT THIS MOMENT to bring home Isaiah, 6 months old, home from Ethiopia. We get to meet him in 6 days!!

God bless your travels and your new daughter :)

one mommy said...

So excited that we get to do this together!!! Are you READY??? I mean, really READY????

Beautiful Craziness said...

Oh my gosh woman, I can barely type with the tears in my eyes! Your aunt and uncle are ready for you to come home too! As is your cousin who shows everyone who comes over your picture and proudly states your are his cousin!

Debi said...

Kara and family,
I am SOOOO excited for Ava to FINALLY come home. Praying for you and precious Ava as you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime!!
Love and hugs and prayers,
Debi

mom said...

Kara: Ava is such a blessed child to have been chosen by God for your family. God is rewarding you & Tulio for a lifetime of sacrifice that you chose by working in his kingdom . This sis just another assignment for him. He is healing all the hurts you have had by giving you such a gift as this special child.He has great things for her to do in his kingdom as well as Abigail & Benjamin. Dont hold them too tightly as they belong to him. Love & Blessings Mom

Erica said...

Kara, I'm praying for a wonderful trip for you! Ava is just beautiful, and I know you can't wait to kiss her little face. We'll be following your blog from TN and praying for you every step of the way!

Erica R.

Melodie Monberg said...

Oh the tears...the tears...and the prayers that will follow you on this journey! I cannot wait to see the pictures and hear the stories!

We are THAT Family said...

We can't wait to meet her! Our family is so excited and it feels like Christmas...with the best gift ever! We are so thrilled for you guys!