We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Monday, January 18, 2010

We're here...No, we're there..

I apologize to all of you who are waiting to hear from me in Bulgaria. This is without a doubt the most exhausting trip I've ever been on, and very eye-opening. I'll blog more later about that..

Right now you want to know about our little girl, right? Well, we drove to her town this morning(4 hours from Sofia, but we didn't get to see her until 4:30 this afternoon, and only for 45 minutes:(. She is SOOOO tiny and was very quiet at first..I didn't cry...I just wanted to hold her, but I took it slow, and in a few minutes she was smiling a little and even giggled once for me.. She wanted nothing to do with my husband, but she didn't cry, just backed away a little. We played peek-a-boo and I tickled her feet(very tiny feet too), and rolled a ball with her...I think we bonded a little even today...It's all very surreal and different than I imagined it would be...and your story will be different as well..I think I glamorized it in a way in my mind, somehow(how do you glamorize an orphanage/international adoption)...reality is very different..I can't really explain it.

The orphanage was VERY depressing and dreary, and it's raining/snowing here...just makes their situation look so much more bleak:(. BLAH!

More later.........


  1. Thank you, so happy to hear you are alive! my email is christopherhaven@hotmail.com. I am guessing she was scared of your husband bc she isn't used to seeing men that much. Was her medical like her paperwork said? Soooo happy for you. Any little boys around?jk i am dying to get over there.

  2. So happy to hear you made it safe and sound. Even more happy to hear that you have met your little (tiny) girl. I'm sure she'll warm up as she spends more time with you.

    Also, Lili didn't take to her daddy at first. It actually took her about 4 days to warm up to him and the rest is history.

  3. I am so glad you are safe!!! I can not imagine the emotional highs and low of the trip. I am exhausted reading. I would love to hear more. I hope your children are well, it seemed like a rough start. I agree with Celeste, I am dying to get over there also.