Monday, February 09, 2009

Ethiopia Day 2

It was nice to sleep and shower before the big meeting with Selah...When we arrived at the House of Hope, I made sure Todd and I had cameras ready. I had heard that sometimes the kids immediately run to the van, and I didn't want to miss the first meeting! None of the kids were out and we were ushered into the meeting/dining room to sit and wait for our children. Just a few minutes later, Tseguy walked her into the room and she came right to us with big hugs! It was a relief to not have the tears or hysterics that I imagined could have happened...instead, we were choked by neck-hugs and blown away by her smile!


11 comments:

Kerri said...

What a gorgeous smile!!!

Meg DeZutti said...

WOW what a cutie-pie! And what a blessing/relief that she loved you from the start, as much as you love her.

Erin and Keith Sager said...

Wow, what a sweet heart. So happy everything went so smoothly...

Missy said...

Lovin' the day by day updates!
Sounds like things went well from the beginning!!

Amanda said...

I just fell in love with your daughter when we were there. She was awesome. I'm so happy to see these pictures. :)
So very happy.

Justine said...

She's defiantely has the million dollar smile! Love reading about your trip. Keep em' coming!

Howard Kang said...

Really enjoyed reading these! SM FTW

Renee said...

love the updates!! She is just the cutest thing!!!

Mamushsky World Headquarters said...

goosebumps!!!

I cannot say it enough - It is so wonderful to see pictures of you together!

Misty said...

She is so precious! What an awesome time of meeting your daughter for the first time.

rjordanh said...

I am so excited for you guys! What an amazing journey!!! I can't wait to meet Selah!!!!