We also received a photo and message last week from our previous Case Manager, who is living at Acacia Village right now with his family. Here's part of what it said:
They totally got some better pictures of her smiling, as you can see below!Here is the best picture we could get so far of Geneme smiling when she is eating lunch with her friends :) . She is really smiling a lot more these days and even willingly gives out high fives when we ask her. She is still very quiet, but is saying more each week. We will keep the family updated if anything changes. We will try to get a better picture with her smiling in the next few days :)
I also received an email last week from a friend who was over in Ethiopia picking up her precious little boy who was at Elliana's orphanage and at Acacia Village. Here's what she said:
I got to see your sweet babe yesterday. She was sound asleep and so I didn't get to hold her but I did get to sneak over to her crib and peek in on her. She looked so peaceful and beautiful. I leaned over and gave her a kiss before leaving and whispered that you were coming soon. She is even more beautiful in person than your pictures convey :) Praying for you as you wait and that it will be over soon.Many of you have asked how we are doing with the wait. Honestly, it's tough, but it's those little messages and words of encouragement that keep us going. It's the pictures, prayers and cards that we are receiving. It's reading other's blogs who are in the same spot and gaining strength from their words. We know the wait is nearly over and we are on the home stretch, but it still doesn't change our longing to have our little girl home now!
We are still waiting for her original birth certificate. Our Case Manager said that many times things continue to move behind the scenes and I know God can do wondrous miracles behind the scenes! We would LOVE to be submitted to the Embassy next week. So please continue to pray that we can return soon to bring our sweet girl home! Her family misses her.
|Hanging out... waiting patiently!|
|What??? I didn't do it :)|
|Ellie looking at the photo album we left for her!|