Welcome. This is part of our story about how God is building our family through adoption and teaching us about HIS family. Going through this process is giving us more understanding about how He has adopted us. We are HIS children, still growing and maturing and developing in our relationship with Him.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Update on the Boys

We got new photos of the boys today. The first ones were pictures of E looking at the photo book we sent. He looks pretty serious, taking it all in, then came a photo with a smile. However we are betting he is smiling at the photo of Selah, our dog. We put a funny one of her in his book. Puppies are a good ice breaker. I can only imagine how his mind and heart are adjusting to all this.

We got photos of S also. He has already grown and is beginning to fill out. What a cutey.

How fun to get updates on the boys so soon. We will also be getting a new video from Sue's last visit to Ethiopia.  I feel my heart expanding.

I wish I could post pictures for you to see them, but we can't. Ethiopia is very protective of the children which is a good thing. That is also why I don't even use their names in the blog. After the adoption is complete we can post photos. 

1 comment:

  1. Shelly,

    I shared this story with your mom and she may have passed it on to you already, but as I'm reading your blog posts, it came to mind again, so I thought I'd share.

    On Mother's Day, we were in Peoria with our son and family. It also happened to be baby dedication at their church, and our youngest grandson was dedicated that day. All of the parents dedicating their child that day selected a Bible verse to be read when their family was introduced. Among the families, were a couple with their adorable little girl whom they had adopted. It was mentioned that this child was long awaited. Their verse was John 14: 18-19 "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live."

    It was so touching, it brought tears to my eyes. I could not help but think of you and Dan and what God's bringing E & S into your lives will mean to them and to your family.

    God bless!

    Chris McMinn


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