Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Together for Now

This morning, our group hit the souvenir shopping strip.  Now I'm not much of a shopper, but -- as with Ethan's adoption in Ukraine -- it seems important to me to have various aritcles around our home that we can point to and say, "This is from your country!"  So we did our part :)
In the afternoon, we went to the transition home again...and the kids were waiting!  Today, we not only got to hang out with our own children, but many others as well.  As care packages were naded out and pictures started snapping, children started to appear from everywhere!  Some with care packages from their forever families were so protective, hugging those plastic bags to themselves, turning away form other clamoring children.  Others, alternatively, were on the lookout for anyone with whom they could share their newly acquired treasures.  They are all beautiful, precious treasures of God.
We were cautioned before arriving at the transition home that we might not be permitted to bring Abu to the guest house with us.  This was a scenario that I had not anticipated, and the news brought on a flood of tears.  As it turned out, Mike was actually able to go with Abu and AWAA staff to see Abu's doctor.  This provided a much clearer picture of what lies ahead for our family.  It looks like Abu will not be coming home with us the end of this week.  We are hopeful that he may join our family home in mid-September.  Contrary to our earlier news, Abu and Mike were able to join Deslegn and I at the guest house later in the evening.
We played, read books, gave baths, ate our first meal together (pasta), snuggled, and tried our best to communicate.  The boys both fell fast asleep shortly after 8pm.  Goodnight!
Kristy Tapper
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.  Romans 12:12


Mom/Linda/Nanny said...

We're loving the Blog...and the Photos. We're entrusting you all to God's care & Provision... Physically,Emotionally and Spriritually! He knows!!
Love and Prayers Nanny and Grampsie. XXXX0000

Sarah said...

Hi Kristi,

We will be praying for you! I can only imagine how awful it must be to think about leaving one of your boys in Ethiopia for an extended period of time.

We recently ran into a snag in our adoption journey. Our agency has filed for bankruptcy, and we're waiting to hear news of what will happen to our file. We were not as far along as other couples, but are devastated nonetheless.


Stacie said...

HI guys

Your boys are adorable. We are praying for all of you. We miss you guys. Can't wait to meet the boys.

Love and prayers
Stacie, Scott & Lyndsie

Melodie Monberg said...

These pictures make me laugh and cry. Oh my, the JOY on your faces is amazing! I am praying that God will move mountains to bring both your boys home SOON!


Patty V. said...

We are praying for you guys! We serve a mighty God and nothing is too hard for Him. We love you guys!

The Violettes

Erica said...

We're praying for you! I know that you are loving every minute being with your children and my prayer is that you will bring both of them home at the same time. Keep us updated!