As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Friday, October 5, 2012

On This Day..... year ago, these two.....
.....officially became our sons when we passed court in Ethiopia! We had been waiting to hear this news since we traveled to meet them at the beginning of August, 2011. We were officially a family of 8, even though they would not be joining our family in America for another month and a half. 

What a year it has been! We love you so much, Jalen and Jordan, and are so grateful that we get to share our lives with you. You make our family complete. 


  1. Erica--I love their smiles!

  2. Hi My name is Jenna
    Your kids are beautiful princesses, handsome prince’s, cute blessings, special earthly angels, and precious gifts and miracles. Jalen and Jordan so cute and adoreble.
    I was born with a rare life threatening disease, developmental delays, and 14 other medical conditions.

    Here is a new poem I wrote, it’s called it takes courage:
    It Takes courage to love
    Like a dove
    It takes courage to fight,
    It takes courage to do what’s right
    It takes courage to stay strong,
    When things go wrong
    It takes courage to write a song
    It takes courage to live
    It takes courage to give
    It takes courage to fight this beast
    It takes courage to be brave
    It takes courage to smile and wave
    It takes courage to keep positive
    Keep on fighting!
    It takes courage to win!