"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."

Friday, December 3, 2010

Home Five Months

Five months ago today, we brought Grace home from Ethiopia. She is so amazing to me. I know I write about it all the time, but I can't help but think of how resilient she has been. I know that if you took me to a strange land and said "this is your new home" and introduced me to a bunch of new people, fed me strange food, introduced me to a totally different climate (complete with cold air and snow), and then expected me to be happy...it would never work. This is a picture of Grace on the day we met her. Take a look at her face. She was very quiet, shy, and serious. She opened up to us within a short time, and we had a wonderful trip together in Ethiopia, but NOTHING compares to what our little Grace is like NOW. Take a look at this picture...it is like she is a different child. She has such a fun personality. She is so willing to try new things, enjoys her new surroundings and shares a smile with everyone she meets.

We are so blessed! Happy five months home Grace!!!


  1. She's sooo beautiful, she reminds me of my daughter, the whole I'm sad thing, too funny, glad she is doing so well

  2. ADORE her!!! Just adore her...

    Your family makes my heart happy. :-)

  3. Oh Grace,
    Your smile makes me so happy!! God has a wonderful plan for your life. May He continue to use that contagious smile to encourage and brighten many lives.
    Many Blessings Precious One,

  4. I LOVE to see how much she's changed in the few months she's been home. She just radiates joy!! You're doing a great job!

  5. Love checking your updates on precious Grace. Thanks for being so willing to let us share in your amazing journey. As you probably know, while we wait for our own sweet girlie, it is so encouraging to see how other little ones who have come home recently are doing. Merry Christmas!