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Hubris and Grief

Hubris and Grief

I was so looking forward to seeing the elephants and giraffes, taking cute pictures, and relaxing as we peel back layers of defenses and coping mechanisms to see more of their true selves.

Allen Tribe Owns Medicals

Allen Tribe Owns Medicals

We’ve now been parents for 5 days. They’ve been full of puke, diarrhea, hospitals, hotels, airplanes, and figuring out who these two littles are, because each day is different than the day before.

Twin Toddler Mayhem

Twin Toddler Mayhem

Today I felt like I got my first real taste of what it’s like to parent twin toddlers. I know, you’re probably thinking, “What?! But you’ve had those kids for 4 days, you’re basically a veteran by now!”

Getting to Know the Girls

Getting to Know the Girls

Praise the Lord, we had a much better day today! Thank you all for lifting up our girls and our family over the last few days. We got off to a rough start, but today was an improvement.

Can We Go Home Yet?

Can We Go Home Yet?

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you know we have had a really rough day, especially for our sweet Noella. Please read through the prayer requests and lift them up to the Lord.

Gotcha Day!

Gotcha Day!

Hey Everyone! Today was the big day! The day we became a family of FOUR! Around noon, Pierre picked us up and we headed over to the orphanage. Read the rest by clicking through.

We’ve Arrived!

We’ve Arrived!

Thanks for praying us through our travel days! We did have a 2 hour delay leaving Ethiopia, but that was the only hiccup and it wasn’t a big deal. Here are our prayer requests at the moment.

Itinerary and Prayer Requests

Itinerary and Prayer Requests

We’d so appreciate it if you would pray for us during our trip. While we’d like to envision a perfect, smooth, happy, smiling, Norman Rockwell type week, we are not kidding ourselves.

The Chaos Before the Change

The Chaos Before the Change

I read a quote recently that said, “All great changes are preceded by chaos”. I’m not sure who said it or where I read it, but I think it sums up our current state pretty well.

Decrees, Visas, and Tickets – Oh My!

Decrees, Visas, and Tickets – Oh My!

It’s been nearly 2 years since we started the adoption process, and today, with joyful and grateful hearts, we can finally say that we have booked our plane tickets!