Friday, May 23, 2014

One Year Referralversary!!!

Exactly 1 YEAR ago today on May 23, 2013, we got THE CALL that we had been waiting on for almost 3 years...the referral call for our baby girl in Ethiopia!!!  And of course, it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT when we saw the face of our adorable 9 month old daughter, Caroline Faith Letehiwot!!!  We had prayed by name for years for our daughter, and we finally had a PRECIOUS face to go with that name!

I can't even express the joy that we felt that day as we watched the faithfulness of God and the goodness of His timing unfold before our eyes!  It was truly one of the most AMAZING experiences of my life!  Exactly 6 months to the day of our daughter entering the gates of Hannah's Hope in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, God gave us a true miracle...her paperwork from Tigray (the region of Ethiopia where she was born) was finally signed and released and she was ready to be referred to her family!!!  I feel like God reveals to me more and more each month what a true miracle this really was!  She was an orphan no more!  Our lives changed forever on that beautiful afternoon in Fairhope, AL as we learned all about our sweet Caroline Faith!

After she woke up early this morning, I put her in the bed with me and just snuggled with this little love whispering prayers of thankfulness to Jesus.  Even a year later, the tears are still flowing as I think of all that He has done for us!  Thank You, Jesus!!!  And Happy 1 Year Referralversary to our little Konjo, our beautiful girl of life!  We love you SO MUCH!!!

"You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever."
Psalm 16:11

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