Monday, June 20, 2011

They are Coming HOME!!!!!!!!!!!

After a little confusion on Friday, we found out this morning thaaaaat............both Malachi and Hadassah have CLEARED the US embassy!!! We also confirmed an embassy interview appointment Wednesday, June 29th. This is a HUGE answer to prayer and we are just so So SO grateful! We will arrive in Ethiopia on Monday morning, June 27th and will go immediately to pick-up Malachi and Hadassah from the orphanage. How do we say thank you to the beautiful women who have poured out their lives for our children these past 7 months? When you witness the compassion and love flowing through them toward these precious children, it's a rare beauty to behold. I can barely think about it without my heart squeezing with deep emotion...God's character is just so evident in the care of orphans. We're SO thankful for Tikuret, and yet we know it's time...time to bring these children home...into their family...restored as a son and testimonies of our God. 

Thank you all so much for the prayer and support! These 2 little ones that were conceived in our hearts almost 2 years ago are finally coming home! The joy at the end of a long journey and hard fight is sweet indeed. Not sweet because of any of our accomplishments, but sweet because of God's revelation of His heart each step of the way. We're changed people. God's done a work in us that has rocked us to the core. We know the work will continue and we know He'll be faithful on this new journey. There's a quote that I read when we were first starting this adoption. I've come back to it many times through the ups and downs of it all.

"I have found there and three stages to every great work of God...first it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is DONE."
~J. Hudson Taylor

"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." 
Philippians 1:6


  1. WAHOO! That is such awesome news. Enjoy every minute of the anticipation and forever reunion with your kiddos! We'll be praying for you as you prepare!

  2. Oh MAN!!!! It's crazy how fast this next week will fly. Pump yourself up on the Word this week. Next week might be challenging going from 0 to 2 24/7, and some sure footing in the Truth will only help :). Soak it all in, you're on your way to your babies!!!! Can't wait to hear more details-though I know from here on out, you'll be busy!

  3. Oh My GOSH!!!! They are coming home. I love that the Mitchell's and Mummert's were the first to comment on this post. We were there together not so long ago. You are leaving in DAYS! They are coming home to celebrate the 4th of July. MIRACULOUS! Only God!!!

    PS. I'm bracing myself for you to go silent on your blog for a long time too. haha.

  4. yeah!!!! I just got your email and I am so glad there was no hang up. We want to be there with you so keep praying for tomorrow or today as it is already tomorrow in Ethiopia! We need to be there soon over three months is too long! but you are right He is faithful to complete this good work.

  5. YAHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    I can't WAIT to see them in your arms in your home!!!!

    SO excited for you!

  6. Praise the LORD!!!! SOOO excited for you guys!!

  7. We are rejoicing with you too! Can't wait to meet our new great-neice and nephew! God has not only changed you, but all who have been walking this path with you. Your patience and faithfulness are a witness to all who know you. Many blessings as you prepare for this HUGE change in your lives! Love you LOTS

  8. BaxterFamily5(six)!June 22, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    So happy for you. God's plan is always perfect. Praying that you have peace until you can leave and be joined with your SON and DAUGHTER.

  9. Anxiously awaiting good news! Pray everything's ok <3