Tuesday, March 13, 2007

6 Months Old today

Today Stella and Eva turn 6 months old. While I am sure this will go completely unnoticed at the care center we are celebrating here. We are still a bit in shock. So in love with these babies yet pinching ourselves to make sure it is a reality. Thanks to all our friends and family for your encouragement and support. Please continue to pray for Stella and Eva. Below are some special request we have.

That they will continue to gain weight while in the care center
That they will be protected from any contagious illnesses that may be in the care center
That we will find the best pediatric group in Nashville for their specific needs
That the fastest Ethiopian judge will be the one to select their file for review and that all will be found in order
That Brenda will be granted permission to travel early to care for them
God's peace for us during the wait that we can enjoy the treasure of God's gift
God's peace for their birth mother during this time of grief in her life

We have learned many times that you cannot out give God. We thank him every day for those of you who have generously given of your time and resources to make this adoption possible. May God bless you in ways you never dreamed of or imagined like he has us through each of you. We hope to have more information to post soon.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Our Referral

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news

This is definitely a mountain top experience for us and the beautiful ladies at CHSFS who have help us so much in this process have beautiful feet today!!

Eva Mae Yeabsera Emmett and Stella Ruth Yeamlaksera Emmett were born September 13, 2006 in Butahira, Ethiopia. At 4 1/2 months old they weighed in at 10 & 6.5 pounds. They have the most beautiful big black eyes you have ever seen. Ethiopian law prohibits us from posting their picture at this time but as soon as they are legally ours (in about 6 weeks) we will post it here for all to see.

Please pray that they will gain weight and maintain good health while in the care center in Addis Ababa. We have been ensured by those who have traveled before us that the care they receive there is wonderful and that the caregivers truly love each and every baby.

Thanks so much for all who have encouraged us and supported us through this long journey. We are already so madly in love with these little ones.

Stay tuned for updates

May the Lord bless you and keep you may He make His face to shine up on you and be gracious to you may the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24 - 26