A life of love

A life of love
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Monday, July 6, 2009

A day of loss and gain, and it is only 8AM!!!!

We got a call this morning in the predawn hours that my grandma, who has been in poor health for some time, passed away. The family is working on the celebration of her life, and so there is a lot going on. I am grateful for her sake that she is at peace that she went rather easily and that all three of her daughters were able to be there.

And on another note, in the middle of phone calls about all of the above, we got a call from our caseworker. She sounded very astonished, but called to let us know that we are now the parents to EIGHT children!!!!! The children in Ethiopia are legally adopted! All three went through without a hitch this morning!!!! Unreal! Praise God! I am still quite stunned and experiencing quite the mix of emotions! They are working like crazy over there to get things ready for us to travel - again, it looks like it could be as soon as two weeks! Breathe, breathe, breathe. I will post more later, but I just wanted to shout out a quick update for those that have followed this - hey, I can post photos and names now!!!! They are our children: Amanuel, Abenezer, and Tsion!!!!!!

If you know anyone who wants to help us bring to this to its wild conclusion, we would be grateful for any help - our heads are in a whirlwind as we try to rapidly get this all in order!

LOL! Praise God!
mom to the group of eight!!!! (I need a name for group or something, that rhymes at least sort of with eight!!!)


gbmom2407 said...

My mom called and told me about your grandma. Praising that she is at peace with and with her Lord. I am sorry for your loss and glad that you are celebrating her. What amazing news about the children!!! GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!!!

Christy O said...

You got it!!! It was wonderful meeting your family last night! We are putting up bunkbeds today!!!! What a huge blessing, I cannot even express!!!! Thank you!!!!

gbmom2407 said...

You are so cute. My dad called me and told me all about the visit. Truely blessed beyond measure!