Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sam made it home safe and sound from Virginia. He had a great time, hiking at Shenandoah, seeing over 60 deer, swimming at the hotel, eating out, and going to FunLand. Its good to have him home, and the house is back to normal...loud and messy.
Having just one child in the house was peaceful, whats it going to be like with 3? Wonderful, I think! We're buying plane tickets today...three for the way home:)
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
We found out this afternoon that we passed our court date. Thank you to all who petitioned the Lord on Eli's behalf. We do not have travel dates yet, but should be early March...oh my, so much to do! Hang on Eli, Mommy and Daddy are coming!!!!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
6 things we love about Eli:
1. Your big eyes, just like Papaw’s, are definitely Ausbrooks eyes.
2. Your distinguishable Ethiopian facial features, which will always remind us of your heritage.
3. Your little feet.
4. You were picked by God to be in our family.
5. Your Ethiopian name means “miracle”, and you are to us.
6. Even thousands of miles away, you make our family more compassionate and loving.
Thank you Lord for this miracle in our family. Thank you also for giving him 6 months to live in his native land. We pray that you give us favor in the eyes of the judge next week, and that Eli can come home soon. Please prepare our hearts and home for him as well. In Jesus' precious name, Amen.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
We had a cake with the ET flag on it, and matching balloons and napkins. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures, which I should have done for Eli’s scrapbook. We did receive nearly enough donations to fill our bags though, with diapers being the bulk of it. We are so thankful to all who donated.
When we got home from the shower I read this post on our agency’s list serve from a woman who has adopted from Guatemala:
I just returned from Ethiopia yesterday. My husband and I were there on a mission trip (I am a pediatrician). While we were there, I was able to meet with Almaz at Hannah's Hope.
A special note to those with waiting children: While we were at Hannah's Hope, we saw as many babies and children as I could...giving them love, hugs, kisses and smiles. You will be so happy to know that of the many orphanages we visited, Hannah's Hope was by far the best!!!!!!!!! The place was bright & happy, the babies and children were outside playing in the sunshine, special moms were everywhere giving GREAT care, and Almaz was amazing. All that to say "Your little ones are in GREAT hands while you wait to bring them home!!"