Mar 8, 2010

A Call to Ethiopia-An Adoption Story

Once upon a time in a far away land named Africa, in a country named Ethiopia
there lived a little girl;
 she was an orphan.

God led us to her by His Holy Spirit.  We found her in September 2009, as we spent a week together as a family praying.  On the last day of our prayer week (in the last hours of the day), we got an email from Celebrate Children International.  We had listed on Rainbowkids, our desire for another child from Africa.  The director of CCI, thought she might have a *match* for us.  The note from Sue got us into her waiting child area with a password. 

As I looked through the pages of children, past the two little girls who were to be our possible *match,*  there I saw our daughter.  Immediately, I knew she was mine. Amazing how the Holy Spirit works His Will in our lives; once we surrender to Him.

These are among the first pictures we received. 




My dear sweet baby, Mama and Papa are coming for you.  We can't wait! How God has etched you into our hearts.  How does He make you love someone you've only seen from afar?  How does He make you love someone so deeply that you'd do anything to get them home? 

 Oh my sweet girl, we can't wait to kiss and hold you.  May God Himself restore all that the enemy has taken from you. Oh how He will bless you my darling.  Your life is to bring Him much glory, you are a world changer beautiful girl.  Continue to keep your ear to His heart, He is so faithful!

19 comments:

Lauren said...

how precious ... she's simply lovely!

Sunday said...

Kimmie!

Your girl is beautiful and I can't wait to see her in photos with YOU and YOUR FAMILY! What a wonderful reunion that will be. Today Elyse Lawit and I celebrate our first Gotcha Day! Stop by my blog, I posted celebration pics! :) Siminesh is so beautiful Kimmie! Congratulations! Do you know your travel dates?

Debbie said...

Her world is about to change in ways she can't possibly imagine. Praising God, and praying for you all...

mom said...

It won't be long now, Kimmie!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

MommaMindy said...

She is SO beautiful! I am so very, very happy for you!

Jenny said...

She's beautiful and I'm so excited for you all!! I'm getting so pumped!

Know what's funny? We just started getting Rainbow Kids e-mails and began praying..that was a confirmation to me that they are a good place. :) TKS!

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

So happy and thankful for you AND for your new sweetheart, Kimmie! God bless all of you in the coming days. . . . with wisdom, with strength, with joy!

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Bob said...

Hi Kimmie, Simenesh may not have had much luck in the past but now I think she will enjoy a much happier time thanks to you and your family and the good lord of course. Bob.

Charis said...

She is SO beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Hi Kimmie, Praise the Lord for answered prayer. What a blessed little girl she will be...being so very loved by her adopted family. Truly beautiful!! God bless ..Lisa

Saminda said...

Oh Kimmie. I just want to hug you! I am SO happy for you and for your new daughter. :) What a blessed time - and I feel privileged to be able to share it with you. xo

Jennifer said...

Oh Kimmie, what a doll! Your daughter has the most beautiful smile...you are all so fortunate to have one another!

Kathy C. said...

Such distinct and delicate features. Beautiful.

julie said...

hold her tightly and tell her she is loved by many.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh Kimmie...she is so beautiful! I can't wait to see the photos of her with your family!
Hugs,
Robin

EEEEMommy said...

Dear Kimmie,
Here I am once again, with tears in my eyes, catching up with you after the benefit dinner and the court date. How Great is our God!! Blessed be His Glorious Name!

I will continue to pray for you over the course of the next 5 weeks as you prepare to return to Ethiopia and bring your beautiful daughter home.

Grace and Peace,
Angel

Bird's Words said...

Kimmie, I'm so grateful for God's perfect plan for this sweet, sweet child of His. I've prayed continuously for her, and I love how God has orchestrated her homecoming! Blessed be His name!

the mother of this lot said...

You really are over the moon with joy, Kimmie - I can hear it bubbling out of your words!

You are blessed indeed!

Renata said...

What a precious daughter you have there. Looking forward to the time you are holding her (you know I'm going to be crying). She is such a lovely girl - one that God has an important plan for.
God bless
Renata :)

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