Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day---It's a Boy!!!!

We had a fabulous Mother's Day today.  It was extra special because today we got to tell our kids and our families news we've all been waiting for... 

Our sweet Colton is now officially a big brother.

We got "the call" last Wednesday, May 2nd, that we have a new baby son in Ethiopia.  I have felt like we had a son waiting for months, but on that day, we finally got to see his precious smiley face.  We decided to keep it a secret from our kids so that we could surprise our moms on Mother's Day
--it was a long 11 days :-)

His Ethiopian name means "hope" and he is definitely that to us--we just love him!

Our sweet little baby is already bringing joy to our family with his cute little smile.  We can't post full pictures of him until we pass court, so here's a little glimpse:

love that smile

sweet baby feet

Our kids are delighted and squealed with excitement when we told them.  Their only question was, "why is he wearing girl clothes in all of his pictures?" (clothes are clothes in Ethiopia :-)  They said, "we need to send him some boy clothes."  And Caroline asked if he'd be home for her birthday (unfortunately, not a chance as that's only 2 weeks away).

On that note, we would like to ask for some BIG TIME prayers that we are able to be submitted to the courts in record time (as in we need a miracle from our VERY capable God) so that we can travel for court this summer before courts close in August.

We are trusting God for this and have joined several other families who also have babies waiting for them in prayer every morning at 7:30 to praise God for what He has already done in bringing these amazing gifts into our families and for what He will do in the next few months to bring them home.

We'd love you to pray along side us for these miracle homecomings.

To everyone who has given and helped spread the word for our $7 for our 7th fundraiser, this is the sweet baby boy that you have helped come home to his family---THANK YOU!!! 

Feeling very blessed to be the mother of seven treasures this year!

For this child I prayed; 
and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of him
1 Samuel 1:27


  1. Happy Mother's Day and congratulations on your son! I have some questions about your adoption. Would you be willing to email me at ?


  2. Yay!!! I've been checking your blog for this update for a while, so exciting!!! I am adopting from DRC and when I first started researching intercountry adoption your you tube vid of your first ethiopian adoption was the first one I saw!!! You're my favorite, congratulations and happy mother's day!