Thursday, December 29, 2011

Caroline Faith's 2nd Christmas!

Sweet little Miss Caroline Faith had a BIG 2nd Christmas-not-yet-home!  This is our second Christmas waiting on our little Ethiopian princess to join our family, and everyone went all out for her this year! :)

She got precious baby dolls, ornaments, head bands, a recordable story book (so we can record our voices for her) and a learning puppy!  It was so fun to add all these sweet things to her ever-growing "stash" up in the closet she will share with her big sister!

Then yesterday afternoon, one of my best friends, Mimi, came over with another Christmas gift for Caroline Faith!

Oh my goodness, I just LOVE this sweet baby doll!!!  She is adorable!  I sure hope that Caroline Faith likes baby dolls because she has some super cute ones waiting on her at home! :)

She was on our hearts and minds all Christmas morning!  We all started the morning with a few cups of Ethiopian coffee!  And I think we all needed the caffeine on Christmas morning!

Jamie also brought me a beautiful Africa pendant for my necklace.  She got it in a market on her latest trip to Africa.  I love it!!!  I wore it on Christmas day, and it just made me feel close to our baby girl!

A few nights before Christmas, we came home to see a little Christmas gift waiting at our front door. Of course, the kids ran to the front door to open it!  We were so excited to open this Africa ornament from our friends, the Streets!  We hung it up on the tree immediately!  I love it!!!

Now, we have several Africa ornaments on our tree, and I love every one of them!  I know they will be so special to Caroline Faith over the years.  It will be so neat to tell her about all the people who gave us these ornaments before she was even home with us!

I am missing her BIG TIME this Christmas season, but thankfully, God has given me so much peace right now.  I just loved praying through these verses this morning...

"The LORD is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He will also hear their cry and will save them.
The LORD keeps all who love Him..."

Psalm 145:18-20


Hannah said...

It's so hard to wait and during the Christmas season it seems especially hard. I'm praying for your sweet baby. Just think she is getting SO close!!! 2012 is going to be an exciting year for your family :)

The Annessa Family said...

It was our first Christmas waiting and it was such a hard one...hoping it's our last!


Kelli said...

Love the sweet presents. We are praying for Caroline Faith and you!

Kim said...

I am SO GLAD that we made our fundraiser ornaments this year... seeing them sitting there with all of Caroline Faith's pretty little things is making me tear up!!

Anonymous said...

Your girl is going to have some awesome swag waiting for her when she gets to America! Praying for your 2012!

Jessica said...

Caroline Faith is SO loved already by SO many people! She will love all those beautiful dolls. :)