this is Ethiopia.
i have never seen anything like this country.
poverty, destitution, yet such amazing and beautiful people.
i am forever changed by the country of my daughter's birth.
and now for Bristol...
this is today on her first day home exploring her bedroom.
she is more beautiful, more remarkable than words. she has transitioned so easily into our family. she loves her siblings. she spends lots of time on her big sissy's hip. she plays and crawls all around us. she sleeps like a champ. hardly cries and really that is just a whine when she is hungry or tired. is actually a social butterfly. she responds to "bristol" and to her ethiopian name "askedech". is an easy baby. rode in her first carseat EVER and slept in her crib in her new room last nite without a hitch. she has the cutest dimple in her left cheek. and gorgeous eyes. she is perfect!
she had an incredible welcoming committee celebrating her arrival to America...thanks everyone for praying for us, loving us, taking care of our kids back here while we were gone, and for coming to welcome her HOME! (i know our welcoming crew got better pics than me of our arrival...send me those pics! and post them too if you want!)
above is the kiddos first morning together as a fantastic foursome!
out of the entire world (literally) God chose HER for our family.
and we are forever blessed!
what a gift from God and we are overjoyed to have her home.
can't wait for everyone to meet her.
more pics and the day by day details of our adventures to Bristol in Ethiopia coming soon:)