Friday, July 06, 2007

Dad

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.

10 comments:

Jason and Laura McBride said...

Congratulations! They are so beautiful and you will be blessed as will they. I'm so glad that they know and that they know you. I'm sure that they are beside themselves with joy. I will pray that you will beat the rainy season. I know you are very anxious to hold them in your arms and bring them home. Blessings! LAURA

Owlhaven said...

Hooray!!! I'll be glad to deliver letters for you....

Mary

Stacy said...

I have tears in my eyes - what a wonderful post. I hope that the rest of the processing goes quickly and smoothly.

americanalum said...
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americanalum said...

It is great to hear that Terefu and Ashenafi have the peace and joy of knowing for sure that you and your family are now officially their family. (Sure the court case has to be processed in the coming weeks, but you are still a family of course!) They must take great comfort in knowing that you all now belong to each other and will for all eternity. You all must be beaming! How wonderful! I am so happy for your entire family.

-Angela

Jenn said...

wonderful!!

Leslie said...

That is so wonderful--congratulations!!

Angela said...

It would be great for your case to beat the court closure. That would make it quite the speedy process. Is everything ready at home for your two newest angels?

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Tom Zawacki said...

It is a great delight to have you and your amazing family back at The Bridge!

I love you guys,
Tom

Nadine said...

I agree with TZ - we are so blessed to have you all back. I can't wait to meet the new additions. I love you guys too.