We witness a miracle each time a child enters a life. But those who must make their journey home across time and miles, growing in the hearts of those waiting to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny. And placed among us by God's own hands.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ethiopia Travel Log: Day 6

Tuesday March 4th,

Today went very well. We started this morning with a goodbye ceremony at the care center for the children being adopted. Tensae handled it very well, as she had to say goodbye to her friends and nannies. They were dressed in traditional Ethiopian dresses, the older kids sang, the whole group said a prayer and the children put their handprints on the wall with paint. We then were allowed to finally take our children for good! So we came back to the guesthouse and Tensae had fun playing, she was so excited when the van pulled up to the guesthouse she almost jumped out the door before we had stopped moving. We were able to give her a shower and let her pick out one of her new outfits. Then this afternoon we went to the US embassy and spent a lot time waiting but we were prepared with toys and activities for Tensae. Once again she was a sweet heart. When we got back this evening we had dinner and played. Tensae is proving to be a very smart little girl, she likes mimicking what we say and so far has been able to communicate her wants and needs successfully. She also likes smiling a lot and seems to simply enjoy life. We feel very privileged to have such special daughter.

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