Thursday, June 25, 2009

I Found Them

Well, my friends some 640 days ago I began a journey to find two children with eyes like mine. I want you to know after to traveling to Ethiopia and returning to Chicago I can tell you must certainly that I have found them.

His eyes are deep dark brown and full of life wonder and everything you could imagine in a five year old. He loves bananas, strawberries, apples, pasta, injera, eggs, omelets, well he likes anything that you can eat. He loves television, showers and clean clothes, jumping, running, pushing, and pouting as if it will get him his way. He is very smart and just as clever at finding out how to work anything that is electronic.











Her eyes are deep and nearly coal black with an old soul that is wise beyond her years. She has impressed me with her ability to retain information and translate anything I'm saying to her younger brother. She can write her first and last name in English, sound out and spell words, and sit and color for two to three hours at a time. She loves SLEEP and must have her beauty nap. She loves to watch and help me cook and will try just about anything. She is gentle and kind, and says, "thank you very much," for the slightest kindness shown to her.













My children are home! What I've been most amazed about is how loving they are to one another. All of us with siblings should be so lucky. They negotiate, come to a consensus and she always informs me of their JOINT decisions. Yesterday we were driving and they fell asleep in the car with their shoes off. When I woke them he was helping her put her shoes on and tie them and she had a napkin and was drying the sweat from his face and forehead. They spend more time with each other than with me (all wonderful to me) and in a day might spend five minutes bickering over something very small.














They both love talking on the phone and every conversation sound about the same, "Hello, how are you, huh? Yes...(giggle). I love you very much. Yes...ciao, oh bye, bye!"













I adore everything about them and feel blessed beyond measure.

25 comments:

Queen Diva said...

Oh my gosh!

Valerie, they are absolutely adorable. I'm so glad that they are FINALLY home after this long journey.

Praise God for he is worthy to be praised!

Andrea

Eastiopians said...

Wow...they are amazing! So glad you are all home together!

Theresa

Anonymous said...

All is right with your world! Glad this part of the journey is over and the new leg has begun on such a positive note. (also wishing my kids were so gentle and kind to each other)

Jan

Gracie's Mom said...

Oh Valerie!
My cheeks are aching from smiling so much. How wonderful, beautiful and amazing. What a blessing the kids have such adoring spirits. Hubby says Meron has such an exquisite face, a timeless beauty. Seeing your two together makes me want to somehow, someway get a brother for my sweetums. Joy, Joy, Joy

kristine said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful!!

Kat said...

They are so beautiful. Your blog was such an encouragment to me today as we are still so early in the process and I'm filtering through paperwork. Thank you for blessing us by sharing. Your family is such a blessing from God!!!

Kerri said...

Warm fuzzies...

paige said...

Look at your beautiful children!!! Now that they're here, we can look whenever we like. I'm so happy to see the sweet faces I've been thinking about all these months, at home.

Brenda said...

Valerie, I am so happy you are home. I have been following your journey from the very beginning. They are beautiful.

Brenda

Angela said...

Your children are beautiful. They even look like sweet children. I love how kind to each other you describe them. Congratulations!

Jenny and Matt said...

Hooray!
Congratulations!
So glad your family is together!

4evamom said...

Oh Valerie, congratulations. I am glad that your babies are home.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!
This is the best news. I'm so happy! :)
I've been praying for you and your children (like I know you) to have a safe/happy reunion.
I'm going to send you a FB friends post because I know that's where you have all the pics posted of those beautiful children.

Be Blessed and enjoy being a new Mommie..:)

Sen

Debbie said...

What beautiful children!!! The best things in life are always worth the wait and this is proof. I'm so very happy for all 3 of you.

Dawn said...

Alas, you and your children are together. Best wishes to you.

haze said...

This is wonderful to read. Congratulations Valarie. I am so happy you are finally home with your beautiful children!! They are absolutely adorable and I can't wait to see more pictures of them with you, as one happy family. God bless you all.

Monica Lidya's Mom said...

Your children are beautiful! I am so happy for you all.

Tami said...

My niece and nephew are soooooooooooo handsome and beautiful!!!!!!

pat2006 said...

OMG!!! CONGRATULATIONS! They are beautiful children!

Ladybugs appear said...

Divine. Beautiful. Oh so right.

Aimee said...

Congratulations!

waitingarms said...

Congratulations! What an answer to prayers of so many! I have been praying fervently for your family to be together and as much as I have been frustrated on your behalf at the wait - I can't imagine what you as their mom was going through. But, God is faithful and I know now that you have the babies in your hands, all the waiting and frustrations seem so distant. God bless you as you go down the wonderful journey of motherhood.

Blessings.

iesha said...

Oh,Valerie!!! I am so so happy for you and your beautiful children!! (And I thank God that I finally got up and checked your blog!) Congratulations to your beautiful family!

Missy said...

Beautiful children!!!! So happy for you all!!

Anna said...

Congratulations!!!!!! they are finally home with you, and they are so precious! Happy days are here :)

Original Court Date: April 18, 2009
Final Court Date: May 18, 2009
[607 total days & 165 days w/IAN]