Apr 1, 2010

Our Baby is Waiting!


We can't even believe this is our daughter.  Honestly, in all the videos and pictures we were sent, she didn't look like this smiling lovely young lady.  God is working healing in her! How wonderful is that my friends!

Our sweet agency director, Sue Hedberg (Celebrate Children International), was on one of her many many trips to Ethiopia. She took some of the kids at the Transition house out to dinner. The children have come from all over Ethiopia, to the Transition House, which is in the capitol city of Addis Abba.  They are all moved here to get ready for the last leg in their adoption process, waiting for their new families to come!

 I am thinking this *restaurant* was probably the first time for most of them.  What a kind thing for them to do for these children.  We really have enjoyed using Sue and her agency.  (Honestly, I am hoping God will send us back!)

I can see Sue tried to make it special for them.  I can tell by the look and smile on my precious daughter's face that she is having a wonderful time.

In 3 weeks we will be in Ethiopia...!  And she will be in our arms, forever.

Have I said that I love adoption? We are so madly in love with her-God is really amazing!

19 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness! She is unbelievably beautiful!

andrea said...

she is adorable! and looks super excited! i am very excited to you to finally hold her!

MoonDog said...

what a beautiful girl! I cant wait to see her in your family!

Shonni said...

She is so beautiful and I am so happy for her and for you!!!

Kristine said...

Kimmie,
What a beautiful smile! Just as God is blessing you with her, remember He is blessing her with YOU! So excited for your family.

Julie said...

What a beautiful and joyful smile she has. I love adoption too! I can't wait to adopt again!

Sophie said...

What a beautiful girl with a radiant smile!

Bobbie-Jo said...

Oh how she shines. Your heart must be bursting ... again!

mom said...

It's obvious that God began healing her little heart the moment she found out a family had claimed her! What a smile :-D

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

ElleBee said...

I started reading just before you brought your last blessing home from Ethiopia. I've been praying for your family and Simenesh since you first introduced us to her. She is so beautiful and so blessed that God brought you into her life.

Bird's Words said...

Oh my goodness! God is so amazing!! I can hardly believe that is the same sweet girl I was blessed to hug. I'm so thrilled that you will be united soon! I pray for her healing to continue every day... I love you all!
Holly~

Isabella Kiss said...

AFFFRRROOO!!!!!!!!!

Barbara A. said...

Oh Kimmie - she simply stunning!!! Wow!! And what a beautiful smile!!

Barbara

Kathy C. said...

I met Sue when we were dealing with a nasty man trying to get our twins from the airport. She really helped me out even though I adopted independently and she didn't have to. She stayed with us and stayed up all night even though she was headed to Ethiopia the next day (Jan 26 or 27).

Dardi said...

Her hair is amazing!! Well, she is amazing! You must be so excited to bring her home (I know the feeling well!) I hope all of your travel plans are coming together for you...

HouseOfSmooches said...

Your daughter is captivatingly beautiful! Three more weeks!!?!?! Amazing!!

Neesie said...

Yay! So excited for you all!

Andrea said...

I sooooo love following your blog, and reading your honest heart, and what the Lord is doing in you. :) It inspires me and encourages me in the adoption process...to trust Jesus, and to step out. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful and I just can't imagine all her emotions as she waits for you.

Amrita said...

I didn 't read this blog for sometime. How wonderful to hear you have another daughter waiting for you in Ethiopia.Great news Kimmie

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