Our H is beyond adorable - He is sweet, smiley, curious, observant, interactive, ticklish... wow, do I miss him terribly but we know that each day is one day closer to returning to bring him home. He had a "Mommy Rocks" bib on for our first meeting =)
Father & Son
Yummy injera with all the good stuff
Playing with daddy!
"conjo" - beautiful
love this one - snapped it while moving through the van window and it just captures a story. 3 generations and look at that smile
Door out of guest house
my sleeping angel
In traditional outfits we brought back
Laundry drying at Hannah's hope trasitional home (run by AGCI)
The bananas were out of this world!
These are just a few of the highlights:
-buying and delivering a goat to the orphanage H was brought to before Hannah's Hope
-getting locked out of HH and pounding on the gate to get back in
-early morning prayers and chants over the loud speakers
- obviously, meeting H for the first time and seeing him every time after that
-spending time loving on the kids
-shopping and having wonderful conversations and experiences with the people of ETH - they are kind and beautiful
-passing court and hearing the words "He is yours!"
-cultural dinner - food was amazing and experiencing the music and dancing
-cooking dinner with Andrea and Josh and eating in at the guest house while it poured
-shopping at the supermarket - bananas and returning our bottles =)
-trying new foods and liking every single thing we ate
-finding a beautiful painting to hang in our dining area that depicts africa
And the best of all....
Seeing God's fingerprints over every.single.detail. This trip couldn't have been more beautifully orchestrated. Not that there weren't times that things weren't hard or challenging. We had to truly stop and process daily what had happened and what we had seen. Our hearts we full of joy and heavy at the same time. Our lives were forever changed and we continue to praise God for His faithfulness through this journey.
We pray to be back in ETH in 4-6 weeks so please join us as we wait for a US Embassy appointment in ETH to get "H" visa to bring him back home!
(Btw we are keeping his given name and his middle name will be Samuel - H.Samuel Lewis - I like the sound of that!)