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.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ours Forever!

We received news this morning that we passed court in Rwanda. This is the step that makes our adoption official in Rwanda so I am happy to introduce our new little man, Leonard! Leonard is the name given to him at the orphanage and we are going to keep it because not only does he know his name by now but Leo is also pretty darn cute. We will also retain his Rwandan family name as his new middle name. I think it is so important that he keep this important piece of who he is. Leo is currently 2 years and 9 months old and his most recent measurements have him at 37.8 inches tall and 27.5 pounds. That places him at the 95th percentile for height and 15th percentile for weight. Here he is looking not to happy about having his picture taken.

I hope he knows that he has a forever family who is busily preparing for him and very excited to meet him. We will be on our way to Rwanda in just a few weeks. His big sister is picking out Christmas gifts for him in the toy catalog and big brother is soooo excited to come with on our trip to Rwanda and Ethiopia. If all goes well, we will ALL be at home and together to hold a late Christmas celebration on my birthday, December 27th.


  1. Kari - He is so darling! Praying you have him safe in your arms soon.

  2. Oh Kari, congratulations! Leo is just beautiful! I know I don't comment (umm, ever), but we have been following along and are incredibly excited for your family as you welcome your new son!