Life has been a whirlwind. And the most amazing thing happened in the middle of the storm. We brought a precious baby girl home to our family from the beautiful country of Ethiopia.
Below are some photographs of our last moments (for now) in Hadassah Melat's country. But most importantly are the images of the ones who have loved her for the first year of her life.
Sarah rocking Melat to sleep for the last time.
Our busy girl visiting some kids with us at the transition house.
The orthodox cathedral in Addis Ababa.
Hadassah Melat receiving a blessing from an Ethiopian orthodox priest.
Oh those eyes.
Sleepy girl adjusting to new people.
The staff at Grace Guest House who have loved on Melat for the past several months. These faces are so, so dear to us.
Hadassah Melat's nannies.
The picture with Sarah makes me cry. The love in her eyes is very evident.
And we found out that Aster's name in English is Esther. This whole time Hadassah (Esther's Hebrew name) has been with her twinkie.
All the gals.
Our sweet Kate is on the far right end and we are anxious to see her again. Hadassah saw this photo and went nuts trying to get to her B.F.F.
Oh the love in my heart for each of these brown-eyed people. It's huge.