We truly are a family redefined. We are husband, wife, son, daughter, step children, biological and adopted children and most importantly, Children of God.

A friend pointed out that I needed to update my blog header. After our adoption from Ethiopia, I had updated it stating how the adoption of Sara Joy completed our family. Well... the journey continues. After much prayer, we have decided to follow what we feel is God's calling for us...we went to Ghana with the intention of adopting a four year old girl, Isabella Hope. Little did we know that she would be the catalyst to bringing home not only her, but her half brother and sister. We will now be adding not only Isabella Hope to our family, but also Mary Grace (9) and Gilbert (6) who we will transition to the name Nathaniel Timothy. The shock is wearing off and the JOY and EXCITEMENT are overwhelming. Now truly, our family is complete. The great part of journeying with God, is that it's always an adventure. He knows where we are going, and for us it is all a marvelous surprise. Looking forward to sharing our family adventures as we walk daily through life and as we venture off to Ghana to bring home Mary, Nate and Isabella! It's always an adventure redefining our family!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Angel trumpet

Isn't this just the most beautiful flower?
It's an angel trumpet.  I think they are absolutely beautiful... and have such a fitting name.  They really do look like how I would picture the trumpet of an angel.  I snapped this picture this evening.  The flower just looked so pretty.  There are about 8 flowers on the tree right now.  By this fall, there will be dozens of them on the tree at a time - and they are breathtakingly beautiful.

I don't have much to share, so I thought I would share this picture.  I did get some loose ends tied up for our trip to Ethiopia.  I have our visas figured out.  We are going to wait to get them until we arrive in Ethiopia.  I have called and made an appointment with a doctor to discuss vaccines.  Has anyone gone without any?  They recommend taking a malaria Rx with us.  I wouldn't mind doing that.  But the CDC website recommends like six different shots - one of them alone being $175 per person.  That is a LOT of cash!  So, we are going to talk to the doctor and see what he recommends, but I'm hoping we can get away with much less.

We are inching closer and closer to our Sara Joy.  I can't believe that soon I will be able to share her with all of you!

In Christ,

1 comment:

Billy & Megan said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog! That run-in with CCI still has me reeling. But, hopefully, those of us who have had that experience can pass along words of wisdom to others to keep it from happening to them. My heart still breaks for the children in CCI's care, though. They are in God's hands. Best wishes as you prepare to welcome your new daughter home - I've enjoyed following your story :)