A sparrow when I'm broken, and eagle when I fly.....

Welcome to my world. I am an ordinary wife and mom who has been extraordinarily blessed by an amazing husband and house full of beautiful children. My prayer is that you will be somehow blessed by our family's story. It is a tale of God's grace and forgiveness...His loving kindness and patience with us His children as we strive & struggle everyday to bless His name with our lives

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Our new daughter Towabech

Here she is...isn't she beautiful? Towabech is a nine year old darling girl that we've been waiting to bring home from Ethiopia. She is now with her new Daddy Mike and new sister Yasab in Addis Ababa. The U.S. embassy appointment is next Wednesday. If all goes as planned Towabech will have her visa on Friday and the three of them will fly home next Friday night. They will be here a week from today! Here is an earlier photo of her last winter after she found out she had a family...



I love this picture of her swimming at the Hilton on an orphanage field trip. She looks delighted to be in the water. She is post polio and her legs do not function well...Being in the water is something she loves! It give her more freedom of movement. I'm so glad God gave us a home with a nice in ground swimming pool. I just know Towabech will become a "fish" next summer just like the other kids. Once our hot tub is fixed it will be great therapy for her just like it is for Maggie with her CP.



Here I am with my brand new daughter! This was taken last month when Mike, Jarib and I traveled to Ethiopia for the court date for adoption. I just can not wait to love on this girl!



Here is her proud Daddy with her...


Soon we will all be together again and Towabech can get to know the rest of her family. What an amazing Thanksgiving celebration we'll have!







11 comments:

petersonclan said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. May you have a long honeymoon. :)

Our journey following Christ said...

I am so happy for Towabech! We met her in February when we were at Layla to pick up Aliya (Tarikwa). She seems like SUCH a sweetie!!

She will make a great addition to your already wonderful family!

Blessings,
Laura

One Crowded House said...

We love Towabech!!! I am so excited she will be home soon!!

Tanya Borlase
(Meseret, Melaku and others!)

June Berger said...

She is beautiful, congratulations to you all.

Shonah said...

Julee,

So happy for you guys and Towabech. Towabech is beautiful, and such a wonderful addition to your family!
Smiling big for you right now!

Amy said...

She is PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS and absolutely beautiful and I am so happy for her and for your awesome family!!! Congratulations!!!

Shirlee McCoy said...

She's breathtaking. Congratulations!

Erickson Family said...

We were blessed to meet Mike and your fabulous daughters at Ritmo a few weeks ago. We enjoyed getting to know them and hearing your family's story.

Blessings!

Tyra

Lisa said...

What a beautiful daughter you have. Congratulations!

Patricia said...

She is beautiful! How blessed you are.
Patricia

Jill said...

How very exciting! I'm so happy for you! :D We are in the process of adopting 1-3 children from Russia. God has blessed us!