Friday, July 1, 2011

We're home!

We are home!  We had an amazing time in Ethiopia and we miss not only the beautiful country, but many people that we got to know while we were there.  

I have much to share, but most importantly now I (and the five other kids and Ryan)  have much, much, much time to spend bonding with our new sons and brothers.  I am soooo thankful for our awesome family, friends and church.  Words can not express how much each of you mean to us.  

So, introducing ...

Isaiah Burka and Isaac Buche



We took these pictures on our way out of our guest house as we left for the US Embassy


Some good friends of ours drove us to the airport, and on the way Tammy read us a Psalm.  I read it every day while we were in Africa, and am still reading it ...  God is Good.  
Psalm 16
miktam[a] of David. 1 Keep me safe, my God,
   for in you I take refuge.
 2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
   apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
   “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
   I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
   or take up their names on my lips.
 5 LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup;
   you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
   surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
   even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD.
   With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
   my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
   nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
   you will fill me with joy in your presence,
   with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Very cute photo. They look great! I have been watching for updates (with photos!). ;-)

Michele Katherine said...

Hi Rachael,
This is so awesome to see the boys, and they are so adorable, so precious and what a blessing.

God bless you and your family,
Michele

kwatkinsinfl said...

Welcome home - especially to the twins. Can't wait to hear more about your journey and how they are adjusting. They look great (and I am impressed at your color-coding of the sippy cups!)

Olivia said...

Glad you are home! Can't wait to see the boys a little more! They remind me soo much of Samson! =)
Say "Salem!" for me! (hi in Meharic)

-Olivia