Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
What could be better than an Ethiopian welcome, FOVC style?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Another Update!

Here's what we received from a different traveling family:

I did get to meet Bereket and spend time with him. He is a little guy and a cutie. The first day, he was very shy and wasn't too excited about getting his picture taken. The kids were all singing and he was participating with them, but when they moved to the floor, he just wanted to play with his toys instead. However, once he warmed up to me he began smiling and interacting a lot. Later that day was when he was outside swinging on the swing and playing soccer. Those shoes made me laugh! He was giggling and running around with all the kids. The next time we saw him he ran right up and was happy and trying to look at the camera and see himself and his friends in the camera. The day of the party he was dressed in traditional Ethiopian clothes and posed for me like a champ. His sweet smile is going to melt your heart!

I can't imagine what we are in for when B. comes home. Joy. Fun. Perhaps anguish. Trusting God. Hope. Adjustments. Grief.

I saw a blog the other day that is titled, "Because faith is bigger than fear."

That is definitely our prayer,
that our faith will be bigger than our fear.

We are plowing through our paperwork. It looks like we have found a way to expedite some of the required fingerprints. And we'll meet with our social worker next week; she says we can complete our homestudy update with just one visit!


DaisyJ said...

Congratulations Lory, I know this has been a big decision for your family. A boy will be all that and more. You can do it.

Jennifer said...

Isn't it exciting to hear all the little details of your little guy!?
Good luck with rest of the paperwork!

Derek and Betsy said...

Great news on the speedy process. We will continue to pray for no hurdles in the process. I have a feeling he is going to be the next great soccer star, ha!