Once upon a time....

Flash back to 1999, we were a family of four. Happy in our new roomy house and comfortable in our ways. A few years later, the Lord blessed us with an additional little package, little boy #3. Now we were a family of five and sure that would be the end. As time moved on, so did we. The Lord used the time that passed to open our eyes to His will. Several years ago, Bob and I individually heard the call to adoption. It has been a long "pregnancy", but during this incubation time, the Lord has brought us to where He wants us to be. Spring 2010, we traveled to Ethiopia where two little angels were waiting for the Lord's timing - to become our children. Now we are home and can't imagine life any differently! What a blessing to be in His will.

Galatians 4:5 says "God sent Christ to buy freedom for us, who were slaves to the law, so that He could adopt us as his very own children." We are just following his model. A Perfect picture of salvation.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A New Do

Nardos has been pretty particular about a lot of things...one of which is her hair.  It was pretty short when we met, so initially we couldn't do much with it.  Headbands were our friends back then.  We slowly transitioned to clips and most recently "pony tails" (more like pom poms).  It has been a difficult journey - during which I subjected myself to opportunities for great humiliation.  Follow my thinking:  If I allow her to play in my hair, maybe she will trust me to play in hers.  Needless to say, I don't sit in front of a mirror during my "make over".  The following photos tell the story.

She's SO patient with me!

The "wiggles" don't help!

Finally!  Two "pony tails"!

Aren't we cute?

Alex's reaction...Thanks for the support Alex!

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