Pretty in pink!True to her name...JOY!!
Some sites from the streets of Addis Ababa.
This beautiful woman sold us a coffee pot.
Today we had a wonderful journey into the city of Addis Ababa to learn more about our daughter's birth country, her heritage, and her culture. As we toured, we wanted to take it all in so that we would have a story to tell this little Ethiopian Princess when she is ready to know. We want to teach her all about her birthplace, the people, the history. She was born in a beautiful place, and God being the sovereign God that He is chose US to be Lola Joy's Mommy and Daddy. This is overwhelming to us. We are overjoyed and do not take this commitment lightly. Lola's birth name Kalkidane (Cal-Kee-Dun), means God's Promise. God's Promise to us, and our promise to God. Doug and I wish to honor God and bring Lola Joy, Brennan Douglas, and Bryson Quinn to the feet of Jesus. To learn to trust Him , to give Him their all..as it is His to begin with, and to serve Him all the days of their lives. There may be a day when Miss Lola decides she wants to come back to her birth country. All we can pray for is that she will share Jesus with the Fatherless, the widows, and the least of these. We have witnessed Jesus in the least of these. The beggars, the blind, the fatherless..but He knows their name. He knows how many hairs are on their heads. He is Mighty to Save.
Thank you Lord for this Indescribable gift, for you are good!