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Thursday, October 1, 2009

A little more than 2 months!

Friday, Sept. 25, we celebrated two months home with our girl! 
I have said this so many times but she is such a JOY!  A true blessing.   It is amazing to me and such an example of Christ' love. The way Berhanesh has blended into our family and the way we all feel she has been with us forever is nothing short of another example of God's divine plan for our family.    We are so glad that we took that HUGE step into the adoption world and we live with NO REGRETS!!!  

We have had quite the month.  Berhanesh is continuing to discover many new things and grows more confident each day.  We continue to see some (actually, very little) signs of grieving.  The moaning at nap time (sleeping almost an hour a day!  YEAH!) is almost gone and she is still sleeping 11-12 hours at night.  She is attaching well to our immediate family and is open to strangers talking to her.   We had a doctor's appointment with an Orthopedic Specialist regarding her legs.  Not such good news; however, we do have a second opinion with another specialist planned in October. Please pray for wisdom for Tulio and I.

The highlight of our month was a trip to see a special little girl that our Berhanesh loves dearly.  These darling girls spent time together in Ethiopia at the TH and it was obvious they were close friends.     It was a true delight to spend the weekend with Jane-Grace and her family.  I was delighted in seeing my baby have a connection to her past.  Berhanesh was in heaven!  It is our hope to continue and nurture this relationship for many years to come.    

While visiting with our new friends, we had the honor of staying with Tulio's great aunt.  She is 82 and such an incredible lady.  We sat around the table till midnight each night hearing story after story of her life in Cuba and how she and her family came to the United States.  She is a survivor!   Her testimony was a true inspiration.  My kids LOVED Tia Bebe!  She is a crack up!  She would disappear and come back dressed up in a funny wig and outfit just to make us laugh!  Berhanesh did not think it was so funny...she was freaked out!

Abby and Ben are blossoming in school.  Ben was elected to student council and Abby was elected to the board of the Interact Club.  They both are so excited!  We could not be more proud.  They are excellent students and we anticipate an awesome report card!  

Enjoy the pictures!

Morning Coffee Mustache!

Look at them holding hands!!!  

Best buddies! Pure JOY!!!  


Debi said...

What fun to get to catch up on adoption blogs and see these two precious faces!!
Jane-Grace is just so adorable. How like God to have the two families He chose for His girls to live close enough to visit.
Praying that each day would be filled with joy for your family.
Love and hugs and prayers,

Jaime said...

you got much better pix than me!!!