Monday, June 22, 2009

We are 6!!!

Shortly after 1 pm, after having been driving for over 5 hours (at least three of which we had been staring at my cell phone), we received the call we have been praying for. An agency representative shared the great news that an Ethiopian court had officially declared us to be the parents of the boys referred to us three months ago. We are ecstatic to introduce the newest members of the Tapper family:

Andrew Jeremiah Abu (approximately age 6) and Jadon Desalegne (approximately age 2).





As we settle into our home in Quebec this week, we'll do so with smiles on our faces, knowing that these boys will soon join us! Thank you to all who prayed with us!
Praise God, everybody! Applaud God, all people! His love has taken over our lives; God's faithful ways are eternal. Hallelujah!
Psalm 117:1-2 (MSG)

15 comments:

the Steiger's said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
We are so happy for you guys. What a cuties. I hope you will get to travel SOON!!!
love, the Steigers

Karen said...

YAAAAAY - we are celebrating with you Kristi! Such beautiful little boys. We'll be following your journey as your bring your sons home! with love, Karen Wistrom

Helen said...

Though it will be challenging (what kind of parenting isn't?), these boys are so blessed to become part of the Tapper crew. Yay!

The Gillman Family said...

Congratulations! They are adorable!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! We can't wait to meet our newest grandsons!
Love to all,
Gramma & Pappy

Sarah said...

Hooray!! How exciting! They're so precious.

Tonya said...

Yay!!! Praise the Lord!! They are are beautiful boys and we are so excited for your family! We'll be praying that you can travel and bring them home soon.

Blessings, Tonya

Smith Family said...

Hooray! Praise the Lord. What an answer to (many!) prayers. We miss you guys already. We are looking forward to the day we can meet the two new Tapper boys.

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

That's awesome!!! Congratulations...on a successful move and adding 2 boys to your family! :)

Laura Fenske said...

Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah! I was so happy to hear the news this afternoon! They are just perfect. I hope the next few weeks are as smooth and seamless as possible!

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! The boys are so beautiful - I hope that you can travel to bring them home soon!

Blessings,
Kathryn C

Team Dragovich said...

Kristy!!!!!! THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!! And they look like Tappers already :D!!!!!!!! I just saw this morning that you passed-- I am praying they can get you in our travel group!!!

Love,
Shari

Chuck & Hallie said...

God be Praised ! We are so happy for all of you. We know that these boys will be blessed by being part of the Tapper clan. Know that you will all be in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Congrats!! We have been praying for all of you. I am excited about my two new nephews!!!

Love,
Alaina

Anonymous said...

You are 6, indeed!! Congratulations to the Tapper6 with love from the Bishop4.