Apr 22, 2010

Adoption Update

Hey, it is Pirate Jacky!
Just wanted to give you a quick update on what has been going on with our adoption. Our parents are safe and sound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia! They met her yesterday and are having a wonderful time. We were able to talk to them-including our new sister!- on the phone yesterday afternoon (oh my goodness, our new sister is SO sweet. She would say "Hi, how are you?" and we'd reply "Good! We love you, sweet Ethiopian sister!" and she would be so happy to hear our voices that she would go into a fit of giggles!)  We are doing well and cannot wait to have them home on Sunday!

Couple pictures taken by the director, Sue,when our parents first met our new sister.



For an update on what has been going on back at home, check out my blog!
 Thanks for all your prayers!
--pirate jacky.

29 comments:

mom said...

You are a very dear daughter to post while your parents are gone! I have tears in my eyes as I look at the pictures!

Praying for all of you back home as well :-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Katie said...

:)

andrea said...

how beautiful!

Dardi said...

Thanks for keeping us updated! My oldest daughter will be my "guest blogger" while we're gone, too! Such beautiful pictures!!!

Leslie said...

I can't even imagine how excited and overjoyed your mom, dad and sister are right now; now that they're together finally.

"Indescribable" said...

Want
More
Pictures
:-)

please.

Sara said...

Rejoicing in hugs! The pictures say it all

SinginginHisName said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!!! this is just so precious!!! God be praised! I wanted to cry seeing these pictures. Praise the Lord!

Stace said...

HOW EXCITING! THANKS FOR UPDATING! We're praying for everyone and the transition!

Kristine said...

So happy for all of you!

Eve said...

I'm so happy for your family, the pictures are really tugging at my heartstrings, and my eyes are all watery now. May God bless their trip back home.

Anonymous said...

Pirate Jacky,

You are an amazing daughter! Your parents are so blessed! Thank you for sharing the update.

Seems as though I am going to have to keep a box of tissues handy while reading here going forward. This is just too emotional--in a good way!

Julie S.

Annie Chase said...

more and more, simenesh has grown in my heart. Now I too can't wait to come home so that I can see this amazing and precious girl united with her family.

Saminda said...

Hooray!!!!!!! Can't wait to see more pictures! I'm so happy for you guys, this is so exciting! xo

MommaMindy said...

Thank you for posting the pictures and giving us an update. I cried when I saw the pictures. I can only imagine how good it much feel for Simenesh to be adopted by a family who loved her before they even knew her.

I also am thinking about that joy that we have through salvation in Jesus Christ and being adopted into the family of God. He will welcome us into Heaven with that same love, that same embrace. Then, we will feel what Simenesh is feeling right now!

Praise the Lord!

Emily said...

beautiful. Just beautiful.

Expat Mom said...

Oh those pictures brought tears to my eyes. I can just imagine how Simenesh must feel, being hugged for the first time by her loving parents! Awesome.

Renata said...

Oh I'm crying .... how beautiful. What a blessing. Thanks for posting.

Renata:)

Rebecca said...

Hurray!!!!!! Want more pics. Wow she is taller than I expected. How fun!

Amrita said...

Thanks for the update and pictures Jacky

Marian said...

Arms around her at last!!! Happy tears for you.

Debbie said...

Oh, thank you so much for sharing those pictures of that precious moment with us! My heart is filled with joy for you all!

Renee said...

Happy, Happy Tears!!!

To God be the glory!!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pictures!

Jill V. said...

Thanks so much for the update. I have read it every day since you posted it and cried tears of joy every time! the pictures are beautiful and only show a fraction of the emotion your parents must have felt. Your family is blessed and a blessing to others. Thanks

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Oh YAY! Those pictures make me cry, a good kind of cry.

Praying for safe travels home!

Stacy said...

YAY! I love those pictures! :) Been thinking of your parents and new sister this week and am praying!

Sara said...

Kimmie, You were the first blog I ever read and you truly have encouraged me to step out and share my story. Thank you.

I wanted to thank you for being a part of my first year of blogging! What a wonderful year it has been. I'm throwing a little party and as an honored guest, I would love for you to stop by and share a highlight of your year with all of us.

http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2010/04/cactus-happy.html

Cactus Happy,
Sara

Katie said...

Kimmie!! I need some pictures, a couple words... something! This is just too suspenseful!! How's it going at home?? :)

Katie ;)

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