Here's a picture Nathan made at preschool....
Melia is on her way home!
The courts in Ethiopia are officially open and so yes, she will be coming home soon, relatively:)
So... We are naming this sweet baby girl,
Melia means "the work of the Lord" and that she is.
The Lord has chosen her for our family and provided for her and us every step of the way. It will also take the work of the Lord to bring her home to us. We are praying for a quick court date and to travel soon. But until then, we trust that He, who loves her more than we do, will care and love her, and those amazing people at Hannah's Hope will too.
The "S" is the name her birth mother gave her.
We are not allowed to post that either until we bring her home. It's a very pretty name and I'm excited to use it often. I'm one of those people who say their kids' whole names. Not only when they're in trouble.
We have hermit crabs named Hermit Crab (Nathan's choice), Cooper (Caleb's choice), and
Creeper (my choice, cause he's really big and really creepy). In Nathan's picture it looks like we have a creeper at our front door. Don't be alarmed it's just a crab!
Also funny that he's calling Michael and I by our first names and that he thinks he shares a room with me. That explains why he's always climbing into my bed.