Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Our Ethiopian Princess

Yes, there is going to be another Sparr and "NO!!!, I am not pregnant!" We are adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. We don't know her name or even how old she is(3,4,5 or 6 years old) but there is a piece of our family that is missing.
It seems cliche in saying that this whole process has been in God's perfect timing , but it has! There are so many details that God orchestrated to bring us to this point. He led us to Africa and has given us a love and desire to make Ethiopia a part of our heritage.
Our dossier(the big stack of adoption paper work) Arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Dec. 25th, 2007. That was our Christmas miracle! Just one year earlier on Christmas eve God spoke to us all individually during the service at our church. Well, as it would just so happen, that night the service was about God adopting us into His family. Pastor Dean asked, after telling the story of his adopted daughter, Sara, that if anyone had been touched by adoption to raise their hand. Two little hands beside me shot up like cannons. Joel and Isabelle smiled at me with the biggest grins. This is something that God had laid on my heart for some time and I had been praying and waiting for Him to bring the rest of my family along. Little did I know until Rob and I talked on the way home that God had done just that.
Rob had been reluctant to add another person to our family. He was uncertain how some one else would fit. God spoke to him that night. He reminded Rob that Joel and Isabelle fit perfectly into our family, why wouldn't our third child. So that started the journey.
We have been given the window of 3-6months starting in December until we receive a referral. (A referral is the picture and history of our little girl) We continue to put this process and our little girl in God's hands and know that His timing is perfect. We'll see how long it is until one of my friends needs to remind me of what I just wrote.


Heather Little said...

Hey Guys!

This is terrific! What a wonderful way to keep everyone in the loop and help us feel like we are part of your journey too!

We can't wait to meet your new daughter!

Love, Steve, Heather and Aaron

Grandparents Brown said...

Great web page....
We can hardly wait to meet our new granddaughter.
Mom and Dad Brown........