This is blog was created to share some tidbits of our daily lives

and advocate on behalf of the 143 million orphans around the world!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pretty in pink!True to her name...JOY!!

Some sites from the streets of Addis Ababa.
This beautiful woman sold us a coffee pot.

Flower Girl!
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 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!


Donna said...

How precious!! She looks like she must be smiling all the time. The boys just ooo!! and ahh!! when they see her. Love the flower in her hair. Brennan says Lola looks pretty with the flower in her hair.
Bryson says Lola looks so cute when she smiles. They want you home very, very, very soon. Bryson is still saying very, so I decided to cut it short. Love you guys a bunch!! Mom, dad, Brennan, Bryson

Ashlee said...

She looks happier and more beautiful every time we see a new picture of her. The flower is very cute. She seems to have adjusted and fell in love with you very quickly. We love you and can't wait to see you.

JulieL said...

She is so happy!! She is EXACTLY where she is meant to be in your arms!!! It is so great to see all 3 of you so happy! I enjoy seeing the new pics and updates daily!

Emy said...

What a beautiful girl and beautiful words from her Mommy and Daddy! You guys are the best!!!

Heather Delaney said...

Julie and Doug:
This is Heather Delaney, Scott's wife. He and I found out about your amazing journey through Deana's Facebook page and I have been following your blog for a few days now. I overwhelmed with your story! I am praying for you guys and for your family and I am so enjoying reading about this faith journey you're on! Praise GOD!!