Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I am yours! We are Court APPROVED!


Is odd as it will sound in the future- its exciting and a huge relief to tell you- we have been approved in Ethiopian court to be a family.  As I write this today- October 23rd 2009- I have tears rolling down my face as I look at this picture of you. These two pictures are the only paper images I've been given of you. But there are so many other images in my heart and mind.



It is an odd and surreal - this path that has brought us together as family.  I know we will struggles- have our fights- days of rejection- misunderstandings.  I also know that we will have Love- joy - laughter -kindness- generous times and moments of deep understanding and compassion. I promise you today- that I will cherish them all. The tough and the easy. I promise you today to stand by you- protect you- guide you- comfort you- nourish you- sooth you- nurse you- teach you.

God has clearly- lead us together. I am full of hope that one day you will understand the how clear this is to me today. That you will clearly know it for yourself.

 

I love you today. I choose to love you everyday from here forward.

17 comments:

kristine said...

Oh my gosh he is so wonderful!!!!
Congratulations!
I am thrilled for you both!
What is with his amazing little t-shirt?
Your writing is so lovely and true and brought tears to my eyes.

When do you travel?!!!!

Yipee!!!!

Gretchen said...

I can't get over how absolutely ADORABLE he is! I'm over the moon with happiness for you! Huge Congrats to both you and Teg!

Emaye said...

Love this. Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

He is just adorable! Congratulations!

Ronnie and Suzi said...

HOW did I miss this!? HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! He is just beautiful! I can't wait to hear when you can travel and finally hold him in your arms! This is just so awesome! Congrats again!!!

Justine said...

He is just so sweet. I am so glad that you passedand will be traveing to get him soon! Hope o meet you AND HIM at an ET Maine event soon.

hazel said...

YAAAYYY!!!!

Congrats - I hope you travel to your beautiful son soon.

Our journey following Christ said...

Oh, my goodness! Just look at that sweet, precious, little face! He has wispy hair, just like Misganaw does. And the biggest complement I can give him is to say that he looks so very Ethiopian!!

ADORABLE!!!

I am so happy for you to finally be at this point!

I share in your joy,
Laura

Amanda Cox said...

That face in the second photo - wow. So sweet. Can we know his name?

The B Family said...

What a precious little boy--your SON! Congrats!

Jess said...

He's gorgeous! I hope you get a quick travel date! I was hoping we'd travel together but we still haven't heard about a court date:(

Staci said...

Teg's picture is pinned up on our bulletin board. We hope he gets to come home soon. Congrats about court. He is an angel.

Leesavee said...

I am so very much in love with that little face! You are both so lucky to have found each other.

Now if Jess and I can pass court and get her N. and my A. and M., we will raise the Ethiopian population of Maine by four! :)

Sandee said...

Late in getting my congratulations here....but here it is! So totally awesome. What a joy! Congrats!

traci said...

Both of you are so very blessed. He is precious. But you knew that!
traci

Jennifer said...

So very very very happy for you...he looks like such a sweetheart!!!

Evelyn said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful boy!!! Hope you are together very soon!