Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy 1st Gotcha Day!!

One year ago today...



the Lord gave us one of His greatest gifts- our beautiful Ethiopian princess.


I cannot imagine our life without her in it. She has brought so much joy into our family and her little life has forever blessed ours.


She is full of spunk, smart as can be and enthralled with the world around her. She makes me smile and melts my heart with a single look.


Thank you Lord for this amazing gift and thank you God for her donor ~who we will be forever grateful for. Because of you and your heart, this precious treasure is ours.










And please pray for the many children in Ethiopia

and for the families who are longing to bring them home-

as news has it Ethiopia is cutting back as much as 90 percent the number of inter-country adoptions.

My heart breaks for all involved as they wait...
we are praying.

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21 comments:

Lisa said...

Has it really been a YEAR!? Wow! I remember logging on and finding out about this new treasure and what a surprise it was! Still so excited for you and your family as you continue to follow God. I am loving this new step you are taking, it's Olivia's DREAM! :) She wants to help orphans and maybe run an orphanage when she grows up, but is clear that she wants to help the people of the area where she works so they can better their lives, it's too sweet for words! :) I'm so thrilled to follow your journey! :)

trustandobey said...

Cute as a cupcake!!! Beautiful photos and nice finishing.
I had also heard that Ethiopia was clamping down. What would make a country so in need choose this route for its people??? Tragic!
Havyn looks like she is going to keep you busy:)
Lisa

Barry and Amy said...

What a beautiful, precious girl!

Thank you for your prayers. We are awaiting a court date in ET for our precious 3 year old son and we are heartbroken. BUT God is sovereign and we put our hope in him!

shelley said...

What a beautiful daughter and how she has thrived in her family. Praise God! Praying with you for all those little ones still waiting.

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary - sweet princess! Gorgeous photos too...wow!!!

I have been sick to my stomach over all the news about court cutting back so aggressively - our 5yo son is waiting for us, and we haven't even been submitted to court yet. We are praying these changes don't keep him from him family longer than absolutely necessary. Thank you for your continued prayers!

the Philpots said...

You guys were there a day before us... ours is tomorrow! :) Wow, Havyn just gets more stunning every day. What a beauty and what a sweet blessing! Love you all!

Kim said...

She is such a beautiful girl! Happy first gotcha day!!

Jill Samter Photography said...

Absolutely precious and thankful for all that God has done. God will NOT forget the children waiting or all the families waiting - His plans are good and I we are praying for all involved!

Love you!
Jill

Rachel said...

Happy Gotcha Day Havyn! I am so happy that you have a family to love you forever!

Shannon said...

Such a precious little girl. She's is so lucky to have such a wonderful family. Happy Gotcha Day!

-M- said...

What a beauty!! She is such a doll!!
What adoption agency did you use for her adoption??

Dardi said...

How does a year go by that fast!? I still remember seeing her referral pictures & look at her now! Precious, precious girl!!!

Laura L. said...

She is adorable, and I am certain she blesses you every day. What a treasure. Happy Gotcha Day!

Lisa H. said...

Give Baby Girl a hug from me! :o)

SO happy for you and for her!

*Overflowing* said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Leveta said...

Amy:
She is SO precious! God does give great gifts! Adoption is such a blessing.
Leveta

Gretchen said...

She is so absolutely beautiful.

Adeye said...

what treasure you have found, my friend.

Wow....I cannot believe what is happening in Ethiopia. No, actually, I can. It's happening with so many countries. Heartbreaking!

Phyllis said...

Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Havyn! You are such a precious angel :)
Phyllis

Karin said...

She is breathtaking! :) Can't believe it's been a year already. I am so sad about the situation in Ethiopia. I will pray for things to change--as I have prayed and prayed for Guatemala to reopen. *Sigh*

Rachel H. said...

She is gorgeous! :) I'm so glad I met such a playful baby! (It would be better if I wouldn't have met her because yall wouldn't be so annoyed!) I know! You are sitting there shaking your head up and down!! ;)