Friday, April 16, 2010

Why Ethiopia?

One of the most common questions that we're getting about our adoption is..."why Ethiopia?". It's a long story as to how Eric and I arrived at this place, but the simple answer to the question is - need. There are millions of orphaned children in Ethiopia who need homes. Africa is described as "a continent of orphans". If you want to read an eye-opening book, check out Melissa Faye Greene's "There is No Me Without You", or visit her website to watch a short video clip about the book.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The secret is finally out! We're adopting!!

On Easter Sunday, we surprised mom, dad, and Nancy with shirts that read, "My grandbaby is coming home to me soon from Ethiopia", along with an image of Africa with a heart over Ethiopia. Daniel was thrilled that the secret was finally out and he didn't have to try to contain himself anymore! The kids can now wear their super cute shirts from that contain the Amharic & English for "brother" and "sister". See the picture above.

So, now as the word spreads, we figured we would set up a blog so our family and friends can join us on this journey. Hopefully, it will be a road paved with much joy and excitement and you'll enjoy traveling with us!