Almost 2 weeks ago, Mark and I saw a picture of the little girl who will be our daughter. We have been waiting on more info, praying, and thinking about her non-stop. This last Friday, we got the info we felt like we were waiting on...this solidified in our hearts that she is no doubt the little girl that the Lord has picked for our family.
Because she is legally not our daughter yet I cannot post a picture of her and I won't be referring to her with her given name. But, the name we will be calling her will be Hannah. This was her birth mother's name. Her birth mom gave her to an orphanage when she was just 12 days old and now she is 4 months!! While I can't post her picture I can tell you that we think she is beautiful. She has a head full of dark thick curls and eyes that captivate you when you look at her picture. Mark and I constantly find ourselves staring at her picture. We have already printed her picture off and even put one in Jack's little photo album, so that he can see her every day. We have also started praying for her by name when we do prayers with Jack. We know it will be exciting but a definite adjustment for him too when we finally get her home.
It will definitely be 2010 when Mark goes to Ethiopia to pick her up. Our next steps are to be assigned a court date, pass court, then get an embassy date - Mark goes for this one.
It has been so hard for me not to write about this on here but we felt we needed to wait until we had the papers signed and sent before we could share the news with everyone. We are so excited and LOVE that our children will be so close in age. They are 2 months and 1 day apart.
~Praying that God continues to protect her and love on her while we are waiting to bring her home. ~