Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Welcome Home, Kuchman!
Last Saturday, we drove down to Columbus and had the privilege of welcoming Nick and Val Steyer and their new son, Kuchman, home from Ethiopia! The Steyers started their adoption process because of V, the little Ukrainian orphan boy we hosted a year and a half ago. It has been such a blessing to watch the Steyer's journey unfold, and we were so excited to meet Kuchman a couple of weeks ago while we were in Ethiopia on our mission trip! It is extra special that Kuchman is the same age, is from the same tribe, and lived in the same remote village of Ethiopia as did our twins! Now they will live only 1/2 an hour from each other on the other side of the world from where they came. And one more thing...Kuchman arrived home the same week that V comes back to America for the summer. God is in all the details.
Waiting for the plane to land:
Here they come!
Kuchman meeting his siblings for the first time:
Kuchman recognized Ashton right away, and gave him a big hug! These two played together in Ethiopia a couple of weeks ago.
I love how Ashton is wearing an Ethiopian jersey while Kuchman is decked out in USA clothes!
Meredith and Gabe were there as well...they have 2 sons/brothers at Hannah's Hope, and are waiting to travel to meet them.
Family of 6!
The cuteness of these 3 Gambella boys is almost more than I can take. They all look so much alike, and are exactly the same size.
Welcome home, Steyer family! And welcome to the USA and your forever family, Kuchman! We are so thankful that you're all together at last, and wish you God's richest blessings as you adjust to your new life.