Then She Is Yours

What an amazing few days we have had. Let me start by saying we have had limited internet, I have not been able to access my email, and even our texts are not always going through. So it has been hard to update regularly; but I will try to summarize.

We met Abby yesterday and spent most of the day playing with with her at the House of Hope. She is precious, full of energy and spunk, quick to be affectionate, and happy to have a mommy and a daddy.





A couple of things we now know about her: she loves to wrestle and be chased by her daddy. She’ll eat as much candy as you give her. She giggles when we try to speak Amharic to her. She loves her picture album with pictures of her family and shows it to everyone. And her favorite color is most definitely purple.

This morning we went to court, spent all of about 2 minutes with the judge, and were officially given the privilege of being called her parents! It was an emotional moment for me, and one I will never forget.

We spent the rest of the day with Abby again. Trying to get Joe to leave her is near impossible. Tomorrow will be hard, when we say goodbye, so please pray for us.


Thank you for all the love, prayers, and facebook comments. We will be home Sunday evening and will update as soon as we can.
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19 comments:

The B Family said...

Praise God!!!! What wonderful news! What a sweet post and touching pictures! Looking forward to celebrating with you in a couple of weeks!

Melissa said...

I am crying and crying!!! Abby and I have something in common all ready, we both love purple :) I just can not stop praising our King. Abby Walser you are gorgeous and wait til you get home, there are so many people dying to love on you. <3 Praying for you both as well, it will be hard to leave her but she is YOUR DAUGHTER FOREVER, nothing can ever change that!

Thank you Jesus, Thank you Jesus

Love you all so very much!!! See ya Sunday!

Barry and Amy said...

Congratulations!! Praise the LORD!

Alison said...

Oh, she is just beautiful!!! Love seeing ya'll together!! Praise God!

Gail said...

Heard about you from Jessica Smith on Facebook.
Congratulations on your little Abby!!!
She is beautiful!!

Gail
Mommy to Guatemalan Princess Johanna Faith

WhitneyandScott said...

Tears of joy for you all. You can totally see the sense of belonging on her sweet face in these pictures, and I love that you can tell she is so proud to have a family of her own.:)

To God be the Glory! said...

O Lord God Almighty, who is like you? How gracious and wonderful you are. Thank You Lord Jesus! To God be the glory!

Meyerdrk said...

The whole family is out here at the computer rejoicing with you!!! I'm the only one crying, but they are most definitely happy tears. We'll be praying for you as you have to separate for a season...love you!

MamaMimi said...

Yay!! Congratulations! And WOW, she is GORGEOUS!! Looking forward to seeing her HOME!

Amy said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family you have!!!

Andrea said...

Huge congrats!!! Beautiful!! :)

Sarah said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Congratulations you guys! She's beautiful!

Susan said...

Beautiful how God created your family! Praying for strength to return and a short time before you bring her home.

Anne said...

Oh Rachel she is just beautiful, I am so very very happy for you!

Christy said...

awww she is so cute!!! What got me was the picture at the top with the children in the doorway watching, probably wondering when their moment will come. Show this, Rachel, as I know you will. The world needs to see this! So happy for you guys, and praising God with you. And Erica, thanks for updating! :)

Bear Creek Mama said...

With tears in my eyes...rejoicing with you and remembering our gotcha day! God is SO good. Praying for continued blessings for you all.

Dave and Angie: said...

Congratulations Walser family!!!!!
Sharing in your joy and SO excited to get there ourselves!!!!
~Angie D

*Overflowing* said...

I've been dying to see this update! She is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! So excited for you guys!!!!

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