Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Our New Babies!

We accepted referrals
for two little miracle babies!

In one afternoon,
two unrelated orphans from the same orphanage
became the newest loves of our lives, and received the promise of family to each other.

I can't post pictures until after court, but I did take a video of us opening our referral email and seeing their faces for the first time.  These are the still frames:

We saw our boy first...

We loved him in an instant.

He is about 1 month old and weighs about 7 pounds.  His face is strong and determined, and he has taken my heart.  Finally, we have our boy!

Then we met our girl....

There aren't  any words.

She is about 6 months and weighs about 9 pounds.  She is a happy little miracle.  Her smile is something that I am not capable of describing with a keyboard. Just wait until you see her; she will take your breath away.

What happens now?  We pray.
We need to travel to Ethiopia twice in the next few months for court and then for pick-up, but in the meantime we ask that these babies will be covered with your prayers. 

We praise God that these babies who had no one now live together and have each other as "family" while they wait to come home.

Their stories belong to them,
but I will tell you that they need and deserve
to be shown mercy and justice in this life.

Both babies are malnourished. 
Pray for their health, and for the lives of the other babies who are fighting to survive a famine.

Lastly, pray for our family.
This is now a double adoption.

We do not have ANYTHING it takes to pull this off...
But God does.  He offers us Hope. 

(Hope is seeing things as they should be
in order to make them change.)

Babies should not starve.  
Children should have parents.
They should have hope.
(On Earth as it is in Heaven.)

15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves,
so that you live in fear again;
rather, the Spirit you received
brought about your adoption to sonship. 
And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

Abba, Father!
Thank you for letting us love your babies! 

Thank you for being the same,
never-changing God of the scriptures;
working your miracles even today.

Thank you for choosing us,
and for showing us that there were
two little people missing from our family!

- Missy
(proud Mama)


  1. Yay!!! Congrats! We will be praying for you all and the babies during this time of transition. God is so good and its neat to hear His work in your lives!


  2. WOW!! That is the fastest wait time I've ever heard of!! Congratulations! I'm so happy for your family and the blessing of two new babies. Let us know if we can help with anything as you prepare to travel. :) Woo Hoo!!

  3. I LOVE this story!!! Congratulations!!

  4. Hi. You don't know me, but I was given your blog address to contact you. Please contact me at, I would love to speak with you! We live close to where you go to church in H.S. We are also in the process of adopting two children from Ethiopia and waiting for our I-600A acceptance. My blog address is Hope to hear from you soon! I'd love to hear from someone who is going through and Ethiopian adoption like we are.

  5. Seriously love those still shots!!!!

  6. Pictures are priceless...will be holding you up in prayers.

  7. I can see by the tears in your eyes thatin the moment your eyes saw your little girl our wonderful Father took your breath away. His great love for you...


Thank you for your words and support.