ONE YEAR LATER
Believe it or not, it has been exactly one year to the day since Arron and I brought the four girls (sisters) back to Missouri from Ethiopia. It has been an amazing year on all fronts! Addie and Grace are truly gifts from God. They are more than what Amy and I would have asked for if God had simply told us to make a list. The girls are smart, polite, athletic (good soccer players), hard workers, and fun-loving. They also love God. We couldn't imagine life without them as part of our family.
LEFT: This picture was taken at church a couple of weeks ago. BELOW LEFT: This was a picture taken as soon as I walked in the doors of the orphanage (Acacia Village) for the very last time ----- when we actually got to take the girls with us. BELOW RIGHT: Grace at the Baptist Guest House in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.
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Amy & I on our first trip (court) to Addis.LEFT:
The four girls and I in O'Hare International, waiting to catch our connecting flight to Springfield.BELOW: This was at Phillip and Natasha's wedding last weekend. Instead of the usual Square dance at the Ranch (HERE), this year we had it on the farm after the wedding. Arron Bradley is on the left, with Tsion and Halen (both bridesmaids) standing in front of him.
AT NATASHA'S WEDDING
(Tsion & Halen are two of Arron & Becky's 6 adopted daughters)
MALACHI & A FRIEND IN THE DEER STAND
We just found out that I should be able to go get our daughters in 5 weeks or so. This is a picture that was snapped just after our initial meeting at Acacia Village. I had the opportunity to give them their first chiropractic adjustment shortly after this, and then had the privilege of adjusting all 100 or so children in the orphanage as well as the staff and nannies. I will be doing it again when I return.