This is what I see on the outside of one folded letter when I open the envelope from Terefu, and another that says Mom. They know!
We weren't to the point of letting them know, and AAI still had our gift bags in Port Angeles, but according to Terefu's letter Gail told them. Thank you Gail!!! It is so good to know that they know. They know they have a family - and in that instant so much of what they see as their identity changes. And in this case, they really know, because they know me already.
The letter to me went on to say "Habtamu, I know that you are my Dad. I am so happy. Thank you God for this. I tell Ashenafi and he jumps and jumps and says yes, yes!"
Since then AAI sent their gift bags over, and we have signed placement agreements and their paperwork has been sent to Ethiopia. So things are moving along, and we have a shot at beating the court closure although I am not holding my breath about that.
Thanks and blessings to the family who took the above picture.