Saturday, September 01, 2007

Together

Four weeks from today Lisa and I leave for Addis to meet (Lisa), be reunited with (Rich) and bring home these wonderful kids. They are Freweyni and Terefu in the back, and Ashenafi and Alemayehu in the front.

Five weeks from today we will be home with all 11 of our kids, together, and then the stretching and growing begins.

We are all so excited that we are beginning to drive each other nuts, which is just what most people think of us these days.

It is funny when people are looking at their pictures at our house, and we are talking about them. There will be this pause, followed by a these ones are "it", right? And we just smile and say only God knows...

5 comments:

Amy said...

I'll be praying for your family. I like your response to those who think you're crazy.

emily said...

I am so encouraged by your family and your faithfulness to the call placed on your lives! We are indeed called to live lives of radical obedience that often the world doesn't "get"! Blessing to you and safe travels.

Shadraq said...

Can't wait to meet them! I have had so much fun getting to know each of the kids slowly by slowly at church.

Tom Zawacki said...

Great picture, I can hardly wait to meet Freweyni, Terefu, Ashenafi and Alemayehu!

Blessings...
Z

Bethany said...

Rich,
I have not commented before, but I have been wondering about the family that has committed to Freweyni and Alemayehu, and here you are. I am so excited for you and your family. I'm also very glad that Freh and Al have a family. We will be traveling in Nov to pick up our son Elias from Layla. Can't wait to hear about your homecoming.
Bethany