“Abeba isn't sure if she likes me or not. She likes me when I can help
her, such as getting her out of her bed to play; and doesn't like me
when she has other options, like caregivers or little friends to play
with. Today she let me get her out of her bed, but when I needed to
take a picture the only face she would give me is the one in the photo
I included. She is becoming more demanding with the caregivers, and
can throw quite a tantrum. She can still be one of the sweetest kids
around when she wants, but when she is unhappy she can let you have
So know we know, she is a real 15 Month old. She has good times and bad times. We know that as the days continue and we meet her for the first time, bring her half way across the world and change her world dramatically that we will experience a whole range of emotions from her and from ourselves. We know that the adjustment period will be hard, but we know any thing that is worth doing, and I can't think of many things that are more worth doing, is hard. We have not been called to a life of ease if we trust Christ, but we know that all things are for his Glory.
We have been busily packing, making arrangements and thinking about our travel. The Darling children have been great as things are in a bit of disarray around here. We cannot wait for the day that we will hold Abeba in our arms and bring her home to her family here. Thank you all for your continued prayers and stay tuned for the great adventure.