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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Are they brothers?

Coming from Ethiopia, where water is so scarce and valuable, our boys LOVE to play in the sprinkler!  After running and jumping, and shrieking and giggling whenever the icy cold spray hits them full in the face, they are tired and ready to lay in the shade in the backyard.  It's in quiet moments like this, when I sometimes stop and marvel at the amazing change in their lives - and the incredible blessing they have been to our family.

18 months ago, our sons were living in an orphanage in Ethiopia, waiting for us to arrive and bring them home.  They were alone in the world, and we were wanting to adopt two kids into our family.  They came from very different situations, but somehow ended up in the same orphanage, and from there, they were referred to the same family.  That family was us.

We are often asked if they are brothers .... and I always answer, "Yes - they are now!"


Melissa Juvinall said...

They are SO beautiful, Karen!!

Becky Lee Burk said...

Karen, seriously... I think you should enter EVER one of their pictures in every contest you possibly can! geezz. I love them. Can I post some of them on my blog again? :) I just adore them and their story is so sweet and such a testament to the blessing of adoption.

Amy said...

That makes my heart smile. What beautiful blessings.

Robin said...

I love your pictures! They are so beautiful! Everytime I visit your blog your posts and pictures make me smile! Thanks so much for sharing.

kim said...


What sweet boys! Brothers indeed - those pictures say it all. Just wanted to say thanks for the comment on my blog. It's encouraging to hear from those who have gone before us :)