Saturday, June 5, 2010

one year...

One year ago we received a call that would change our family forever. It was a crazy day full of chaos, excitement, and many tears of joy. We opened the pictures our agency sent and saw little Yigermal for the first time. Yigermal in Amharic means, "it's astonishing", or "incredible". It really was incredible and astonishing the way God had worked to bring him into our family.

Here he is as a malnourished (less than 11 pounds) 7 month old, compared to a now healthy 19 month old:
The void in his eyes before makes my heart hurt, but I now see eyes full of joy and life every day!
The past year has certainly not been easy, but it has been MORE than worth it. We're so blessed by this sweet boy! We love you Silas Yigermal! What a difference a year makes...

8 comments:

Marisa said...

Oh, he is so beautiful! I am loving his hair!!!!

Kate said...

What an amazing day that was! And what a sweet boy the Lord added to your family!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Amber, he is such a cutie!!

Melodie Monberg said...

WOW, where did the time go? I LOVE his hair...and it is amazing how love and time makes such a difference in these little ones. Happy referral day!

Karen said...

Silas, our hearts burst with love at the sight of you!!!!!! We love you so much!!! We are so blessed to have you in our family!!! Grammy & Papaw

Gina said...

He is so handsome! I remember you getting your referral and being so excited for you and thinking that soon it would be our turn! It was our turn 6 days later! Wow! Time flies!

Traci said...

He looks so beautiful and healthy. I'm glad he's finally home! He is too precious for words!

Anonymous said...

amber,
He doesn't even look like the same kid! In a good way. Oh those eyes! Hard to believe its been a year.