Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pure Joy

That's what I feel every time I think of our sweet Eli Tesfa!

I feel so blessed that we get to have another baby and that it gets to be Eli.  He is just the happiest most delightful baby and I am honored that God has chosen him to be a part of our family.

I got these pictures last week from another family that traveled to bring home their child.  Each time we get pictures, it's bitter sweet.  We're so happy to get a glimpse of him, but it makes it so much harder to wait to scoop him up and have him home with us.

We feel like God has given us such a gift.

Our small group is doing a study right now about hearing God's call. As crazy as it sounded at the time, I am so thankful that we heard God's call to bring one more precious child home.  I am looking so forward to having our new little son home and I can't imagine what joy we would have missed out on if we had not answered God's call to bring our baby boy home from Ethiopia.

We love you sweet boy and can't wait to have you home!  Please pray that our case moves through the embassy quickly and that we are approved to travel in the next couple of weeks and for God's continued provision as we near the end of this journey.

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10


  1. Jessica, He is darling. He looks like a happy little guy! We are waiting on a referral of 2 siblings from Ethiopia. I always get excited when I see pictures of children who are orphans no longer! God bless!

  2. Bring beautiful little Eli HOME Lord! He needs his Mama! Amen!

  3. So excited for you guys! He is precious.