Monday, June 28, 2010

Our Daughter, Mekie!

I am so happy to announce that we are finally the parents of our little girl, Mekie! I can't believe we will be leaving soon to pick up our beautiful children, Ash and Mekie! They think we would be traveling for an August 4th Embassy date which means that we would leave the Friday or so before. We are so excited to know that we are getting so close to bringing our children home! Enjoy the pictures of Mekie and I will update everyone when we know more. As for now, there is more waiting until we have confirmation on our travel dates. Thank you to everyone for all your prayers this morning. I have been having a really hard time the last couple days as we approached today. And this morning I just prayed to have some peace and God gave me just that.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A family of 5

Well we are officially a family of 5. I know you're thinking we are suppose to be a family of 6 so what happened. Well today was our court date for the 2nd time and we passed for Ash but not for Mekie. Mowa is wanting more information on her. So we have a 3rd court date for June 28th. So I am so happy to have Ash but am so sad that Mekie is not yet ours. So this will push back our travel dates again. We could possibly travel July 21st but most likely it will be August 4th. So I can post pictures of Ash. So enjoy the pics!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Court Date

We have another court date coming up this Wednesday. We are praying that we will sail through this date and will become Mekie's and Ash's mom and dad! So keep us in your prayers Wednesday. I will post and let you know what happens.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Derek and I are so excited for our adoption shower coming up. It means so much to us to see our friends and family coming together showing love and supporting us. So thank you Jami and Kari for putting this together for us!

Well when we travel we are planning on taking donations to our care center to the kids waiting for families. Some have been asking what kind of things? So I asked my email group from people who have recently traveled and I am going to post their suggestions.

"the center needs anti-bacterial soap, from the translation, sounded like soap and sanitizer gel. He said he is working to get more water purifiers also.

He (and Nurse Beza also)mentioned the furniture in the TV room truly needs replaced & he was going to see what the cost would be. $$'s seem to go so much farther there than here!! He is going to try & get an amount of what it would cost. Haile mentioned with opening the new center in Harare, there will be more needs.

Beza said they need bumbo chairs and a children's rocking chair."

"I thought they could use twin sheets too and pillow cases."

Also, our adoption agency is opening a new care Center in Harar, Ethiopia. So any cash donations would be great as the staff would be able to purchase items they need. The money goes much farther over there than here. They will also be needing larger pieces of furniture not only in the new care center but in the existing centers as they are quite worn. So if you want to donate any items or money, we will be happy to take it when we travel which would be around July to August. Thank you so much!