HERE SHE IS!!!!!
Here is our little beauty.
Her name is Aregash Dejene,
pronounced O (aw) de (short e) g (hard g) osh (like gosh)
Her first name means "to make stable"
and her last name is her Father's first name,
which means "My Protector".
These are the pictures we received of her the day we were "matched" or referred on June 22, 2010.
These are the pictures that came through sideways on my email!
I was in awe from the first moment I saw her.
Then in October we were sent this picture.....
She had changed soo much that we wondered if it was our same precious girl.
Chubby cheeks gone and more hair......but the same smile and twinkle in her eyes.
So we traveled across the world to meet her for the first time
and call her "OURS" in front of the high courts of Ethiopia
on November 24, 2010.
And this is the day we met.......
The second day.....
she was ready and waiting for us when we got there.
Lots of smiles this day!
Do you see the twinkle?
Time for goodbye....for now.
|I love this one. Time for nap with toys in tow.|
And our last day in Addis Ababa with our punkin....
She came down with the same head-band/bow
she had been given by another family the day before.
That's my girl.
Aregash Faith Dejene Chiolis
Just the beginning of The Beginning.
These are some of my favorite pictures, but you can see more by looking at the book below.
And then when we return there will be more to share!
I can't wait to share her with you all!
Please pray for our trip, our health, our safety, our hearts, and our boys back home.
My love to all of you........
my friends I have met through this amazing experience,
and those who have prayed for and supported us along the way.
You are such a God-given Blessing.
We return January 28th at 3:15 for anyone who would like to meet us and share in our joy!!!
We would love to see you!!!
With peace in my heart and a smile on my face..........HERE WE GO!!!!!
This is the book I made as a gift for our baby's sweet Birth-Family to take with us when we meet them.
It is not only to help them remember her and see our family,
but mostly to thank them for the most-amazing, self-less gift in the world.
We are grateful.
You can click on the link to make the pages bigger. And you can slow the pages down by pausing on the top of page.