Tuesday, March 01, 2011

New Video of Our Journey...

Last summer when I was driving for work, I had a lot of time to think.  My mind often wandered to different parts of this adoption process.  Especially trying to figure out how to wrap my mind around the loss that a family experiences when they give their child up for adoption--which can happen for many reasons (sickness, death, extreme poverty...).

One late summer night I pulled over at CVS to write down some of my thoughts.  (Little Girl was born in the summer.)  I have wanted to find a way to express what I was feeling, but I wanted to know more of the story.

A few weeks ago we met Little Girl's birth family and were able to hear a little more of the pieces of her life.  Her name is very special.  It means, "Savior."  Her family gave her that name, because soon after she was born they were unable to provide what she needed to live--she needed a "Savior."  And out of their love for her, they prayed that she would be adopted...

They were praying for us.

We were praying for them...

This is a short little video that I made to try to creatively express this part of our adoption story...

We found out today that our paperwork was submitted to the US Embassy in Ethiopia.  If it all looks good, the best case scenario is that we would leave late next week to bring her home.  Can. Not. Wait.


  1. Beautiful. So glad you took the time to put some of those thoughts down on paper. What a blessing and even a heritage for her to see in the future years that God has had a plan for her life.

  2. That is so awesome about your Embassy date coming up!! Just in time for your jet leg to get better and turn around and go right back!! SO WORTH IT THO!!!

  3. God does work in mysterious ways. He has great plans for little girl and us. You have such amazing talent in writing down your thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Little Girl is going to be home soon!! YAY!! I am so excited for you guys!

    BTW, I just sent you a friend request on Facebook. :)