Tuesday, February 15, 2011


One year ago today, we were in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, waiting for the moment we had worked toward for 18 months.

We spent 4 months receiving updates and pictures of Miles.
Pictures like this...
And now the day had arrived.
The day that our pictures would come alive.
The day we would get to meet the baby boy in pink who stole our hearts.

To say that we were excited that our day had finally arrived would be an understatement.

This year has not been without its challenges, but that is an update for another day. Today, we celebrate Miles!

You are a very special little boy and such a blessing to our family. I can't imagine our lives without you. We are so thankful that God hand picked you for our family.

Because of you, we see the world differently.
Because of you, our perspective has changed.
Because of you, the reality of our adoption in Christ has a different meaning.
Because of you, we will never be the same.

We love you, Miles Misikir!
You were worth the wait!


  1. Happy Gotcha Day Miles!! We love you and are so happy you are in our lives! Jackie, I love the last photo you posted, his hair looks fab!! I'm going to need a copy of that pic!

  2. That was one SPECIAL day seeing your family of three transform to a family of four!!! Rejoicing with your family as you look back over this past year and all the blessings and growth God has brought each of you. Miles could not be any cuter. Have mercy! Wish we lived closer!!!

  3. I am the proud grandmother of such a beautiful and adorable blessing. God is so good. Thank you for sharing with us this precious child of God. Joe and Nina love you.