'Ya gotta have FAITH!'

On 12.21.16 - this sweet little face named 'FAITH' popped up on my Facebook as a waiting child in an orphanage in Ethiopia.  We did not have plans to adopt again - but the God of the Universe had different ideas for us and we were not going to ignore Him.  We quickly sent out emails to Children's House International and started the process!! We had FAITH that this little one would have a forever family - and it would be ours. We are SO thankful for God's divine intervention in our lives. We may have said, 'Are you sure? US God?' We may have cried about it and worried about it and even questioned it - we are SO glad that he placed this sweet girl on our hearts and influenced us to passionately help her become a part of our family.... all while the international adoptions were shutting down!  We saw GOD move mountains to reach this little one and we saw miracles happen to bring her home.

I have documented Mihret's adoption timeline in this blog - so I wanted to pop back over and give Mela's story into our hearts and family as well. 🖤

Lucky 7!

New hair for this little beauty.  She wanted long braids and we had someone come to the house and hook her up. I LOVE IT - I LOVE HER!  Happy BIRTHDAY sweet Mihret.

SIX is pretty SUPER!

...unfortunately, it looks like I have resorted to a yearly post on the blog. ha! :) Well, this little shortie turned SIX! She is SUPER, SIllY, and SOOOOOOO much FUN!!!  It is a BLAST to watch her grow up... she is reading and writing really good, she plays soccer, rides her bike, her scooter and loves arts and crafts.  She is the most social kid out of all my kids.... She will walk outside and yell, "HI MILLER!" if she sees a neighbor.  She is smart, funny, she is compassionate, considerate, she is helpful... she really is the cooooooolest kid! We celebrate her sweet little life every day!


This pretty, bright, silly, compassionate, caring, sweet, energetic, friendly, happy little munchkin is FIVE!! We have been so fortunate to celebrate each birthday with her!! This one was especially fun! She invited all her neighborhood friends (she delivered all the invites herself)! We played water balloon softball and dress up! EVERYONE joined in - it was GREEEEAT and most important she had a BLAST... The second everyone left, she put on her new jammies and as soon as her head hit the pillow, she was out!

She is such a little blessing!! I cannot imagine our lives without her! She adds so much Spice, Sass, and SERIOUS FUN!  I look forward to waking up everyone morning to see her sweet face and her smile that melts my heart!!!  Happy 5th BIRTHDAY to our lil shortie!!!

Where did the YEAR go?

....and POOF - Just like that - She's FOUR (4 months ago)!

As I look through Facebook/Instagram/Blogs and see the AMAZING books created from blogs - I'm inspired to continue sharing the story God is writing for lil Miss Mihret and her big sisters - Madison and Makinzi.  It's crazy how time flies and there are SO many memories that we are making that I treasure.  So... I am going to try better to update this little blog to someday turn it into a book - and BOTTLE up some of these AMAZING memories that I keep SO close to my heart.

I am blessed.