"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Monday, May 17, 2010

Isn't She Cute???

Grace Hiwot

She will be all set to go to her brothers baseball games...

Don't you love her little shoes on the wrong feet?

Our little one knows that it is baseball season around our house! Well... to say that we have been busy is an understatement. Typically, the second week in May is crazy around here. We have two baseball players with practice and games almost every night, our daughter is a dancer who always has competitions and recitals in May (five recitals this weekend alone), and my husband always travels to a big trade show around this time of year. Add an adoption to the mix and it makes things even more wild. So, last week Monday, I was driving home from work (I am subbing until the end of the school year) when my cell phone rang. I try very hard not to talk on my cell phone and drive, but when I saw the area code for Louisville, I answered. Susan (our agency director) told me that she had some good news for me. Luckily I was at a red light, because I was a little shocked and very excited. The experience was sort of like labor and delivery...it's never quite like you think it will be. I sort of thought my husband would be with me (or at least in town) when we got "the call." I talked with Susan until I got home...then, I drove into the garage without seeing my son's Ripstick - now the Ripstick is in multiple pieces. When I came in the house to tell the kiddos the good news, it was sort of bittersweet for my middle son (the Ripstick owner). He was a good sport - he now has a new Ripstick - his mode of transportation to and from school. After breaking the news to the kids about the Ripstick AND sharing the good news about passing court, I called my husband who was picking up his luggage at the baggage claim in the Las Vegas airport - strange how the timing goes sometimes.

So...the good news...We passed court last Monday. We were told that we would probably travel in 6-8 weeks. 6-8 WEEKS! We have so much to do. We are getting very excited and look forward to hearing about our exact travel plans and Embassy appointment soon. We just got these new photos. It was so nice to hear about our little girl. The family that traveled and took the pictures has been such a huge blessing. It is so wonderful to know that they have met her, given her a goodie bag from us and have shared these adorable pictures with us.

So, now we get ready to travel! We have our last appointment with the travel clinic tomorrow to get some more vaccinations. Thanks so much for your kind words and support. More to come soon!!!!


  1. yay! she is so darling! and YOURS.

  2. So relate- 2 baseball players here too. I also ran over a ripstik but don't even have a good excuse like passing court!!

    Precious new pics.

  3. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your fun story! I once ran over our pet duck--don't feel bad. :0) Many prayers and blessings heading your way!