Is she yours? the other day when Mihret and I were at Costco - a lady came up to me and told me how CUTE Mihret was and then she asked me, ' is she yours??'  I wasn't offended - I think it took me a little off guard but, ya know.... I see interracial families... and I am curious.  I want to know if they are adopted, from where, what agency they used and I rarely approach anyone because I feel like I am intruding on something or I feel like I would be offending them or asking too much or they would think, ' for Pete sake lady - look away and mind your own business....' ha! :) I think it is hard for people to NOT ask questions... I am an OLE Momma to two TEENS and a beautiful little Ethiopian baby girl... it isn't something ya see everyday... :) I would be curious.... and I would probably take an EXTRA looooooooong look and be very tempted to comment or compliment or something.  :)

I have to say, I am LOVING it! I LOVE to say, YES! YES! She is MINE!!! (for this little time on EARTH that God has chosen me be her Momma and look after her and LOVE her) ...and if they have any other questions I most generally answer them - unless it gets a tad to personal for my taste - ... I am finding it is such a BEAUTIFUL way to witness to other people about our AWESOME GOD and how the LOVE of Jesus Christ put the burden of orphans on our hearts and out of obedience He set us on FIRE to make ONE LESS orphan in the world today.  Maybe - Mihret's little story will encourage someone else to make one less orphan, maybe her lil story will SHOW someone JESUS...

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
Romans 8:14-16

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
James 1:27

WE LOVE YOU MIHRET! I don't know exactly what the right way or the best way to advocate for the orphans are - but my HEAVENLY Father and my little Mihret are helping me out there! :)

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
Proverbs 31:8-9

The Costco lady's next question was, 'What has happened to her REAL parents?' - I think most people don't realize it may not be a comfortable question to respond to... I think it is a question they ask out of curiosity.  I usually skip over it by just saying, 'I really don't know - I just know that she was an orphan along with 5 million others in Ethiopia who desperately NEEDED a family and... LOVE!' ...and that I am TOTALLY DIGGING being her REAL Momma!!!! :)

Thank you LORD for Mihret - that she is HOME with our FAMILY!! We are LOVING every minute and are so so so so THANKFUL for her!

 "God makes us who we are so the world can see who He is" David Richardson, Treasure Coast PCA. ~ I LOVE this!

Oh LORD - Help me to be an example and help me to have the words and the wisdom to show more people YOU and share YOU with more people!

Acts 1:8

8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

1 Peter 3:15 

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,


  1. She is SO beautiful! I can't wait to wrap my arms around our little girl again soon!

  2. She is just PRECIOUS!!! So glad that God chose you to be her real momma!!!

  3. She is such a sweetie! I've had computer issues so am now catching up on all these precious little ones who have come home. I just love seeing updated pictures and the genuine smiles on the children's faces as they get loved on by their families! So great! Thanks for sharing!


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