11.03.2008

Insane Generosity

A big shout out to Lee's folks' church (also the church where Lee and his sister grew up) who threw us the most amazing, generous, awesome shower yesterday.

It had all the elements of disaster for Habtamu... new place, new situation, new people... lots of people... cameras, etc, etc... And yet, disaster never occurred. He and Yordi did great!

We opened the gifts at home, making use of our "studio" setup one last time.



With his new watch, I am kept apprised of the time in 5 minute intervals. :)


















Hooray for balloons that won't fly away!








































It's not just me, right? This is an obscene amount of gift certificates... and these are just the Target ones.

















THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

The children kept saying "Nice, good people, gifting family..." and we couldn't agree more!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

My hand would be sore from writing out thank yous!

The McEvil One said...

So were they exhausted from opening all the presents???

lorismusings said...

How thoughtful of that church. Unfortunately, it has been our experience that people don't seem to take into account the financial strain an adoption can bring to a family. I admit I am feeling a bit jealous. :-)

I am glad that you shared how these people blessed you and the great picture of Christian community the kids got to see because of it.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is that WE were the ones who were blessed!! Habtamu and Yordanos are SO cute and utterly amazing. Their smiles absolutely lit up the room! Thank you for sharing your children with us.
With love and prayers,
Sue Laude, Wesley UMC

(Oh, by the way, Lee, it was nice to see you and Chris, too. At least I think you were there?! I was sort of busy having fun with your children.)

Jori said...

That is absolutly awesome of them to do for you!! What a joy and you still got to use the "photo set-up"!!!!
love, jori