Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Abel Josiah Erb
(we're still deciding if we want to add a 2nd middle name...we'll share more on his name later)

I hope to post more about our trip soon! We have pretty bad jet-lag this time around, ugh. We don't remember suffering from it last time. Any advice on how to kick it? 

Abel's an absolute delight and we're so grateful he's our son! He's going on 7 months and is a super healthy peanut. He's got adorable dimples and the sweetest laugh. We miss him SO much! Leaving was harder than we thought it would be. We're trusting God to reunite our family soon!

Currently, our agency is gathering the necessary paperwork for embassy. This typically takes about 6-8 weeks. Once they have everything, then Abel begins with embassy doctor appointments and processing. This is where our case could get tricky because of some things I'll share about later. Please keep praying that our family finds favor during this process.

But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
    let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
    that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
    you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
Psalm 5:11-12


  1. His smile makes my heart melt! Been thinking about you all so much. Can't wait to hear more. Coffee after your jet lag settles??? Sleep, sleep and more sleep is how I conquer it. ;)

  2. Beyond Precious! Can't wait to hear more. Prayers coming your way

  3. Ohh.. for jet lag, our doctor told us to make sure the house is very bright during the day and dark at night -- which helps maintain your body's natural melatonin levels. Worked for us, but in the winter-time, it's hard! Although some days, I feel for sure I still have jet lag!! LOL.

  4. congrats, rebecca! i've been following all your posts, but i'm just now commenting. he is so beautiful, and it never gets old seeing families united. hoping he's home quickly!

  5. I busted out laughing when I saw his face with those dimples, COULD HE BE ANY CUTER?!!!!!!!! I am so happy you posted, now we all feel like we know him!
    Love, Jo

  6. SOOOOOOOO handsome and adorable!! Can't wait to meet him! :-)

  7. OOOHHHH Rebecca!! He just melts you with that smile! Continued prayers for you and your family. These pictures brightened my morning and give me hope as we continue on our own journey. Blessings dear friend!

  8. Instant tears!!! He's GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! Those dimples!
    Looks like he's the exact same age as Asher (April 23rd). Congrats to your family. He's perfect. Much Love.