Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 6: Meeting Mihret Asnakech


Morning paperwork at the guesthouse.

The moment for which we've been waiting...

Here she is...just as we imagined (except a little bigger! She gained 8 lbs. in the four months she was in the transition home.)...

What an indescribeable moment!

She was shy and reserved for the first hour we were there. This balloon brought a smile to her face. We stayed at the transition home for three hours before returning our children to them for the final night.

That evening we went to an Ethiopian cultural dinner with live music and native dancing. It was like nothing we had ever experienced! If you go to Ethiopia, you've got to do this!

Here we are in the lobby of the guest house all trying to get onto our blogs to post about our day. Unfortunately, Google was having some problems and most of us couldn't post, which was frustrating. Look at this group of American techies!

3 comments:

Jill Funkhouser said...

so beautiful. How old is she again?

Julie said...

Lisa,
I'm glad to see that you got the pictures. YEAH!! What great photographers ;P
ET was SOO amazing, it is hard for me to put it into words. Since we have been home, everyone keeps asking, "how was it?" Well, "life changing" has been my response so far. It was so great to share it with so many. I'm excited for what God has in store for the future.
Many Blessings,

Julie

Beth said...

We can't wait to meet her. She is so beautiful. We are glad you guys are back home safely. God is good! Beth and Jim Mires