Friday, April 2, 2010

The pics you're waiting to see!

Sorry but I once again can't write after each blogspot must be messed up:(

But since a picture is worth a thousand words, I don't have to say much!

Are these sweet or what? Anaya left the orphanage in August of last year and the girls haven't seen each other in person since then. They are best friends and almost like sisters. Anaya was in shock when she answered the door and saw Aliya. She stood in absolute silence, just staring at her. Then the hugs began and in a matter of seconds they ran off and we didn't see them again until we just before we left for dinner. It was such a special time for they will never forget. I'll share more later.

But since a picture is worth a thousand words, I don't have to say much!

The picture of the girls by the pool is one of my favorites. We bought that scarf that says, "Ethiopia" when we were there. She loved it and really wanted it for her room. When she was packing, she brought it to me and asked if she could give it to Anaya. I thought that was so sweet for her to give it away.

The pictures of all of us on the air boat (in the Everglades) is funny. It looked like the rain had cleared up but as you can see, we got totally dumped on right in the middle of the ride and we got SOAKED to the bone! Great memories. It was chilly after the rain as you can see. Aliya wanted to show you just how chilly it was!

We had a wonderful time together as a family. I'll share more in the coming days!

Many blessings,


  1. LOVE IT! What amazing gifts all the way around :o) Other than the whole rain thing :o)
    Thank you for the prayers my sweet only slightly older friend :O) Will need them! :o)

  2. yes worth a thousand words but also worth some HAPPY TEARS!!!
    Joyous!!! AMAZING!!! HEAVENLY!!!
    Glad you all had a great time and that God loves us so much to bless us with children in HIS VERY SPECIAL WAY!!! And bring friends together only like He could!!!

  3. Welcome home! Oh the pictures are amazing! I can't wait to show Lilly!

    I am excited to hear all about your trip!

    God is so good all of the time!

    Have a blessed Easter!

  4. Laura, we just got home Saturday night from our trip to North Carolina. We had a wonderful time, specially since the girls got to see each other and spend time together the day before our departure. Anaya was shocked and thrilled to see Aliya. She told me "mom, that is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me". What else can I say. Thank you for taking the time to visit, it will be something Anaya and our family will cherish for years to come.