I'm so excited to introduce our newest daughter
We no longer have to blur her out or call her "R"
We are officially a family of 8!!
Meet our biggest "baby" Rahel Candace
We have a family tradition of giving our kids "C" names. So when we adopted the girls, we gave them each new middle names (Hermela Corrine and Meron Camille) so that they would have a "C" name too. Over the summer (before we ever knew about Rahel), I came across the story in the bible of Phillip and the Ethiopian. In the story, the queen was called "Candace" and I thought to my self, "man, I wish I would have used that "C" name for one of the girls." When we decided to adopt Rahel, I knew that would be her middle name. How cool-a biblical, Ethiopian "C" name. After a little research, I found out that the name actually was a title given to all Ethiopian queens at the time, so it actually means Ethiopian queen.
Here is our "Ethiopian queen" during our visit in February.
Can't wait for the day we can bring her home (but you know I'm going to have to :-)
I'm pretty sure I'll sleep a little easier tonight!
Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5