Friday, July 20, 2012

2nd Tarekech Day...

Two years ago on July 19th, Tarekech left the familiar place of the orphanage in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, and became part of our family forever.

We had just 4 days to become acquainted with one another before our 30+ hour adventure of traveling home together.
It became clear quickly, Tarekech was born a "fighter". Her strength & stubborn-ness is wrapped up inside the shell of a small, beautiful, broken, and fearful little girl. It is this strength that aided in her becoming our daughter, for that I am certain.

Tarekech used her determination to become familiar with our family, her surroundings and learning english & english nuances, faster than I ever dreamed possible. We struggled very little with understanding one another, for that I am grateful.

Two years later, Tarekech remains a "fighter", strong-willed, and stubborn! It's hard to picture our family without her in it. We thank God for growing our family through adoption. Not only have we been changed on the outside, expanding our family in number but on the inside as well, stretching & expanding our hearts to love others better and more intensionally!

Tarekech's heart continues to ache for your birth family and country, it is this passion that makes her who she is. I pray her love for the people of her past will always be. I pray for wisdom to love her well and give her freedom to be the unique person God created her to be.

Each day we fight hard to give back to Tarekech her childhood and the ability to trust... in the One who created her with a plan & purpose! We pray she comes to know true joy, peace and more in the years to come.

Today, we look back at how two years has changed & grown us all ... we think of precious friends gained along the journey ...we realize things learned; wonderful, hard & life altering things... we pray for loved ones around the world, who without a doubt are thinking about Tarekech too... And with grateful hearts we thank God for His infinite wisdom and unfailing love to guide and mold us to be better - for His glory!!!!

"Gotcha Day ~ 2012"

Ethiopia 2010 ... Getting Acquainted :)

Home 2012

1 comment:

Candi said...

Beautifully written! Love it! And it reminds me that I have an unpublished post that I need to finish. ;)