Friday, February 26, 2010

ETHIOPIA DAY 3...


2/16/10


We got up and had breakfast...still no bm from Elijah but trying not to worry. (Loving that we can text home for advice!!) We all loaded up for the HOH1 to take pics for other families. We all arrived in 2 van loads. There were not too many of taking pics but they still shuffled us through way too quickly for us. We got to see from the tiniest to the older kiddos.

I was so overwhelmed with making sure I got all the pics that I almost forgot to soak it all in. This is where our boy spent the last 5 months of his life. As we began to walk around one of the nannies told us Bereket (Elijah) was a favorite. Everyone there seems to love him! We were able to meet one of his nannies and we kept thanking her for taking care of him and loving him until we could get there. We told her she did a great job!

As we took pictures I fell in love with all of the kiddos. Is that possible?

Another family arrived today and they are getting a 7 and 4 yr old. We love sharing stories, prayer and mealtime with everyone. As we finish our meal today, Almaz and Tsegay bring in their girls. We all teared up. Watching families unite is amazing but watching these older kiddos running into their waiting parents arms...simply amazing!

Almaz checked with us about Elijah and when we told her nothing yet she showed some concern. She ended up having the other ladies make him some tea to see if that would work. She has been such a great comfort and blessing to us. I can not imagine having this experience with getting to know her. She has been so willing to help us each and every minute she is here plus she is the one to put our precious boy into my arms!

3 comments:

Sam's mom said...

Tina -- those eyes...I think I just fell in love!

G. Lopez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . said...

Yes, you have a handsome boy!! Love reading about your journey, I hope we can post about ours soon. Thank you for the pictures!

Breann said...

Amazing... He is so precious.