Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Double Blessing...

Some of you recall my friend Paula who has adopted twins from Ethiopia (I had asked you to pray for her and her family many times).

Well yesterday I had a special treat! I finally got to meet those sweet little girls. They are so teeny, tiny. Their smiles light up a room and those eyes... gorgeous. When I arrived at Paula's mom's home the twins were at the kitchen table with their Aunt Laura writing the alphabet. Paula says they enjoy pushing buttons that light things up... remotes, telephones etc!

Adjusting hasn't been easy, but the Lord is blessing their family. Please continue to pray for Paula and her family as they transition into a new chapter of their lives. The challenges are there, but the blessings out number the challenges!

Before I left I had Paula take a picture of me w/ the girls. Candace Selam is the one with the sunglasses on (I called her Hollywood) and Sarah Fikir is the other twin who was not so happy at the time because her sunglasses needed fixing. Mama was going to take care of that task quickly! ;) They were so cute with their itty bitty ipods that Paula filled with Ethiopian Children's music. (that helped with the flight back from Ethiopia)

I cannot wait to see how the lives of these blessed little ones unfold. A new world, a new family... and smiles as big as the sun! I am definitely buying a plane ticket to Nebraska sometime soon! I miss my friend! I don't think I realize how much until we can have a few moments together when she comes to Indiana.

Yes, yesterday was a double blessing for me... I got to meet the twins and spend time with my dear friend Paula!

Love you Paula!




16 comments:

Joyce said...

Oh, such sweetness. They are adorable...what a wonderful story this has been. I love the thought and care that went into putting Ethiopian music onto ipods for them.

So glad you had time with your friend too!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh, Kristen - this is just precious! I am so happy for your friend and you look quite proud yourself.

Runner Mom said...

How darlin'!! I love it when prayers are answered in such a way!! It was a priviledge to pray for Paula and her family.

Hugs!
Susan

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

What beautiful girls!!! I'll be praying for this special family as they adjust!!

Paula said...

Wow, just saw this when I got home tonight! I'm so glad you got to meet my new girls! Love you too!

Donna's Book Nook said...

Kristen--these girls are just adorable! I'm so glad you were able to meet them. The Lord has blessed your friend Paula with these precious treasures.

Yolanda said...

Kristen,

They are just the cutest little women!! Thank you for sharing this part of your life journey with us, and I'm with ya Friend...get that plane ticket and love on those girls!

Yolanda

Lisa said...

What beautiful gifts from the Lord.
Blessings ~ Lisa

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Hey Kristen! I'm so happy to see a post from you pop up!!! I've missed you in the blog/Twitter world! :)

This story is precious and those girls are beautiful. So beautiful!

Look for an email from me.... Looks like we will be in town next week too. Would love to grab coffee.?.?.?

Hugs and Love,
Kim

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Cute girls. Double blessing for sure. Whenever I see "my" name, my ears pop up...I had to stop and think, I didn't adopt...ha. Just a quirk of mine.

I'm glad you finally got to meet the sweet blessings.

Ang baylis said...

They are absolutely beautiful! You all look SO happy! I'm happy for you to have been able to meet them! I love my music and was touched that they have their ipods! So special!
Love,
Angie xoxo

Letters From Midlife said...

They are adorable! I wondered how they were doing so thanks for the update.

On Purpose said...

What beautiful little girls..I too wait in anticipation to see what God has for them!!

Smelling Coffee said...

Three beauties! :-)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Well, isn't this precious. I just love "seeing" faith in action and made sight. Thanks for sharing.

peace~elaine

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

what beautiful girls...love your blog