we got him!

He really is ours.  i can’t tell you just how surreal this day has been.  2 years of striving, working, and waiting and now just like that, he’s ours.

Noah does not take change very well.  He is very observant and watches everything going on around him.  He really wants to be held and know that he’s safe.  When he wants to fall asleep, it doesn’t matter what is going on around him.  He just sleeps.  He already has a favorite toy that he holds very close to him (a rubber ball).  If we leave him for too long, he’ll start sucking his thumb, hold his toy tightly and rock himself.  I think in a few days he’ll warm  up and start playing on his own.  We haven’t seen him crawl yet.  Hopefully in the next few days.

His breathing is still very heavy as he sounds like a diesel engine when he breathes.  We went to a local clinic here and got some medicine to help until we get back to the states.

It was great visiting Acacia Village again.  We got to visit with the wonderful staff there and also got to see the Daltons (They are an American Family who have dedicated a year of their life to serving these children).  We gave them the items that we brought over with us from your donations.  In all the excitement, i completely forgot to take a picture of all the donations.  I’m sorry about that.  Ato Haddush, the director there was so thankful for the items.

We are also staying here with Joe and Melissa Griffin who along with us, picked up their daughter Evangelle.  She is so very precious.  Evangelle and Noah are originally from the very same orphanage in Shashamene.  It has been a blessing to have them here with us and share with them this amazing experience.

Our Embassy Appointment got moved up a day and is today.  We will most likely still leave Ethiopia late Friday night and get into Charlotte early Saturday evening.  I can’t begin to tell you just how encouraging your Facebook posts, likes, and comments have been.  Thank you so very very much for your support.

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5 Responses to we got him!

  1. Mary says:

    Thanks for sharing the journey! I know I did the ugly but happy cry up on the couch today ….and then again while driving.

  2. Angela Baxter says:

    Praise the Lord. So glad to see your post…been checking every couple of hours! Enjoy every minute together… it’s been a long time coming. Can’t wait to hear more. Praying for all of you.


  3. Rebecca says:

    Praise God! Prayers have been answered. Blessings on you and your family in the years to come.

  4. kelly myrick says:

    I’m so glad to hear your news and rejoice in your progress. God bless you all.

  5. Alicia says:

    I am so excited for you guys! How fun that you get to share it with the Griffins =) It took Josef a few days to warm up, and he still gets pretty anxious if I’m not holding him. But it is slowly changing – a little bit each day! Im thankful for that. Praying for your trip home!

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