Monday, May 25, 2009

A Beautiful Reunion.....

Last April a group of five families adopting from Ethiopia gathered in Louisville at an Ethiopia restaurant to meet one another and encourage one another along in the adoption journey. At that point, none of us had received a referral, but a few were very close! This past weekend those same families, plus a new family whom are just beginning their adoption journey gathered once again....only this time, all our children were there as well! How wonderful it was to get to meet the precious children we had only dreamed about at out last meeting! We had a great time catching up and just admiring the beautiful children. It was so fun to just watch the families and their children interact- and to watch the kids interact with each other. Thanks to Pete Juvinall for the great pics!
from left to right, Caldwell, Juvinall, Bowman, Moles & Redfern kiddos!

We spent the night with Zack's college roommate and best friend John and his wife Megan. Caleb had a great time with them and their dog Tyler and we really enjoyed catching up with them as well. Finally, yesterday, we had our annual Memorial Day picnic at church- good times!




It was a fun filled weekend, but not one to be taken lightly by any means. We remember the sacrifices, bravery and courage that so many have given as we enjoy the amazing freedoms we experience everyday. Thank you! May we always remember......

4 comments:

blessedmomto7 said...

What a fun reunion for you and all the kiddos!

tisha said...

It's so neat to see that picture of all of you with your children!! :)
Tisha

Rob & Candy said...

wow what a sweet picture.

alisa said...

Wow! Look at those AW families NOW!! Brought tears to my eyes to see God's great faithfulness!

(BTW- 5 inches!!! Wow, again!!)