Sunday, March 20, 2011

Welcome home, Sophia!

Sophia Etalemaw arrived home Friday, March 18, 2011!

Lori ~ Cynthia's very good friend who traveled with her to Ethiopia.

The new Big Sister.
The Big Big Sister

Happy Grammy!

Thanks for all your prayers and support!


"Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me..."
Mark 9:37a


  1. How simply wonderful! Congratulations! Dad's face in photo #3 says it all! Blessings to you all.

  2. Thank you, WindandHoney! He is one very happy Daddy right now =)

  3. Loved seeing the pictures. She is so pretty, and you all look so happy. Now down to the business of getting back to a routine life if you can ever do that. Is that a big sister strut or what?

  4. BackyardNaturePhotosMarch 20, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    What a family. Thanks for making us all part of it. I'm so happy too.

  5. Love this!! Thanks so much for sharing it all with us...the last picture of you two is precious!

  6. Thank you for sharing the pictures. My heart is full to the brim. God has blessed this family once again!
    So happy for all of you.

  7. Thanks, FusedGlass!

    Thanks, Marlene - that is TOTALLY a Big Sister Strut! LOL - We could call the Big Big Sister "little Mama"! Glad you enjoyed the pictures =)

    Hehe - Backyard - I'm having an explosion of pictures and sharing after having to be so quiet for so long *roflol* Glad you enjoyed them!

    Awwwwww, v+s - thank you!!!

    Thanks, Sandy! We all do feel richly blessed by the Lord and have through the entire adoption experience.

  8. There it is...the last photo...the Grandma shot! That's the one I've been waiting to see!


    xox, Daffy

  9. What wonderful photos. How glorious! And what fun! I love the pictures of Sophie and the ones of her with her new family. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Congrats Grammy!!! She is such a doll!
    And I love the family photo in the airport...such big smiles :)

  11. Thank You for allowing me to be part of Your Family's Blessing,
    It's wonderful to see the fruition of Prayers & Love.


  12. Congratulations, she is finally home! I am so happy for you Kathy, and for your family

  13. What a sweetie, congrats to you and your family!

  14. Awwwww! Thank you, Daffy =)

    You are welcome, Linda! It was an exciting evening and I am so happy to share these photos!

    memories - we are all still smiling =)

    Thank you, Louri! I appreciate all of your prayers!!!

    Thank you, Betty! It has been so fun to share this journey with you =)

    Thanks, Pam! She is sweet - and all toddler, too! She has been busy disassembling her new home... *lol*

  15. Oh my goodness - she is so beautiful! What wonderful pictures - and what a lovely happy family! Love that last photo. CONGRATS!!!

  16. Yay Kathleen and family! Thanks for sharing!!!

  17. Congratulations! What a precious addition to your family!

  18. Thanks, Debbie! We are so glad to have her home!

    You are welcome, Linda! It's a blessing to have friends to share this lovely event with me!

    Thanks, Beaded - it is such a blessing to have her finally home!

  19. what cute pictures! Great that you had a camera with you! {:-D

  20. Kathleen - you are surely the proud grandmother! Your new little granddaughter is adorable and looks like she has already fit well into the family. She will be truly loved!

  21. Congratulations! It is wonderful to see such smiles and happiness.

  22. So wonderful!!! Congrats to the whole family :)

  23. story - I "don't leave home without it" - unless I have had total brain fuzz. LOL! Thanks =) Glad you liked the pictures.

    Thanks, Magdalene! Her little personality is really starting to show as she settles in her new home.

    Thanks, Erika ~ we are all so happy to finally have her home!

    TiLT ~ Thanks! Marvelous to have her home!

  24. She is just beautiful. Sophie is such a pretty name too. What a lovely family. Everyone looks so happy.

  25. Thanks, Carole! It was a lovely to see them all together at last!

  26. Congratulations! I loved seeing all those happy faces.

  27. Thanks, tamdoll! We are all really happy to have her home!

  28. How wonderful! joyous! Congratulations and many blessings!

  29. Thank you, Splendid! It was a glorious day and the blessings still continue!


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