Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Happy 3rd birthday!

ps. When did I become the mother of boys?

Monday, August 01, 2011

Bring the Rain

"But this isn't just another annual drought -- this is the worst crisis the region has seen in 60 years. To put that in historical perspective, the situation is looking more grim than the massive drought in Ethiopia in the mid-1980s that prompted the Live Aid concert, and the drought in Somalia in early 1990s that led to the well-known United Nations peacekeeping mission."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Coming changes

If you take a step back and follow the trend of almost any country's international adoptions you'll likely see them quickly speed up and then quickly, sometimes drastically, slow down.

This week, the Ethiopian Ministry Of Women's Affairs (MOWA) proposed changes in the number of adoptions to be processed from 50 per day to 5. "Given MOWCYA's curent caseload, the US Embassy anticipates that this change could result in an overall decline in case processing of some 90%." adoption.state.gov

I just read that in sub-Saharan Africa (which constitutes most of Africa) 1 out of every 8 children is an orphan.
"Of the 143 million orphans worldwide, more live in Ethiopia than in any other country in the world."

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Family for a Year!

One year ago...
we packed a half dozen bags, boarded an enormous plane, got picked up at a foreign airport by a man we'd never met, and first held the 15 month old boys that have become our sons.
I've recently gone back and read through my husband's amazing writings from our week in Ethiopia. Written after our first day with the boys:

"This is the consequence of a world fractured by sin. The fight to rebuild it is beautiful but ugly. It's hard because it's redemptive, and redemption comes with great cost."
This first year has been exactly that.

January 4th, 2010
January 4th, 2011
It's ridiculous how much we love these kids! I'm so thankful for my husband and now my boys!
~Praise God from whom all blessings flow~