Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Curly Headed Brothers Have Gone Home!! UPDATED!

I had an entire DIFFERENT post planned for tonight...that is...until I got the MOST amazing pictures sent to me!! I woke this morning to an email that made my heart just flip and tears roll down my face. Before I share those TWO pics...let me UPDATE some of you that may not have a clue to what I'm talking about!!! Do any of you remember my post PLEADING for someone to step up and adopt the curly headed brothers? This is how it came about:I went in June to pick up my lovely little Miss Lucy Lane...While there, my sister Kelly took pics of ALL the waiting children that were not placed yet with a family!! It was heart breaking to say the least!! She came home and successfully got all the kids placed by sending out the pics via email EXCEPT for the Precious Curly Headed Brothers (pictured above and below)! These brothers were weighing HEAVY on my heart ONE particular weekend... I truly couldn't get them off my mind...I was hangin with my sisters when I asked my sister Kelly, "Are those brothers STiLL not placed yet?" She said, "NOT that she knew of"!! It broke me!!! It was at that moment that I declared my blog WOULDN'T just be a "cute LL reality show" but should/would be an "advocating" blog too!! I told my family MY PLAN..and decided at that moment that my NEXT POST would be for THE CURLY HEADED BROTHERS!!
You see..you can't meet these precious children and NOT feel some connection to them....Not only were they beautiful with the MOST fabulous hair I'd ever seen, but they were sweet and kind and wanted more than anything to have a family!!! So...I advocated for them...I used all these same pictures I'm posting tonight...I prayed over my post and prayed that God would deliver it to the family he had intended for these boys from the beginning of time...and well...to my complete and utter surprise...HE DID JUST THAT!!!



I was blown away when I received an email from someone I'd never chatted with before saying that "she felt these boys were hers"!! I just about fell out of my seat!! Within 24hrs. of my post...these boys had a family actively pursuing them!! It was at that VERY MOMENT that it hit me like a ton of bricks...all this...our adoption..our trip to get LL...WAS WAY BIGGER THAN i EVER DREAMED POSSIBLE!!! It had nothing to do with ME and everything to do with God's Plan!! Yes, I always felt our adoption was something God had "called" us to do...but I still thought it was so we could give one baby girl the family and home she needed!! So, yes, that was a small part of it..but the bigger picture is something ONLY God could have orchestrated!! I learned it had nothing to do with me or even LL...but everything to do with Glorifying God's Plan he had set for these children!!




(Older curly headed brother on bottom and his friend Micah Shewit doing a back bend over him...Michah Shewit now lives locally here and I saw him swimming at the local pool today...Wow...how things have changed for him since being at the orphanage...He's another child my sister placed with her pics :)





So, that's the story....two brothers needed a home and God connected the dots to make that happen...now..nearly a YEAR later...the PRECIOUS CURLY HEADED BROTHERS are in the arms of their new daddy: (mom had to stay home because they had a child graduating this same weekend...I know she was bummed to miss out on the trip :)





So, with out any further ado....I'm proud to introduce you all to ...The Precious Curly Headed brothers with their new Daddy:


***I mean...do you get any cuter than their matching outfits together? Praising God for this precious family that had the heart to open their home for two more!! These two pictures just made my entire day!!! All Glory to God!!

I hope you'll all join me in praying this family home safely into their Momma's arms this weekend!! Praying for your safe return, Nelson Family!! God Bless!!!



***And...an FYI....UPDATED!!!! I just heard from our list serve that THE SISTERS have found a family!! Praise God!! I don't know the story at all, and assuming it had nothing to do with the 4 times i've advocated for them on my blog...I've seen several other people advocating for the sister's too...so I'm assuming that they found their forever family that way!! I couldn't be more excited...this truly made my day (again :) So....more good news to share..the curly headed boys are headed home....and the beautiful sisters have a family coming!! :) God is so good!!! Happy Thursday to you all, kj


**Happy Wednesday to you all, kj


24 comments:

  1. They are Texan Ethiopians NOW!! WOOHOO!!! Great Work answering God's call for your blog KJ, and thank you God for your perfect plans!!

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  2. beautiful!! we spent a lot of our time at hh with those sisters. they had just recently arrived and we SO precious. praying that soon we will see a picture of them with their new family!

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  3. This was the very best thing to read tonight before heading to bed. WOW!
    Well done Kristi-following your heart and being faithful to HIS calling. :)
    The brothers are soooo precius and I love knowing they have a FAMILY to call their own. Thank you God!

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  4. I have followed you for a long time, through many things and yes I completly remember these two boys, my heart prayed for them. I sit here now with tears running down my face..(and my husband asking what is wrong hunny) ...I am so happy to see these boys with a family. Oh my heart so wants to go to Ethiopia..i know we have a child there, ..but for now money holds us back. I will not give up bit keep praying for it to some day work for us to adopt again. Until then I will keep praying for the children, advocating for them, and rejoicing as they come to there forever families! God is moving in many ways...

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  5. what a way do start my day...praise God. love.love.love this!!!!!!!!!see you soon

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  6. This is awesome!!! I have tears rolling down my cheeks......

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  7. ah yay! Im so glad those brothers have a daddy and momma now!! u know I love those cute boys!

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  8. Praise the Lord!! He sets the lonely in families. They are so beautiful.

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  9. Kristi. I couldn't have started my day better than reading about the curly headed boys. You are so right...ALL of this is so much bigger than our own stories...as it should be. And what a privilege to be a part of it!! By the way...you DO know you were one of our 5 winners in the Love is Not a Color shirt giveaway didn't you? Let me know what size you want...
    www.loveisnotacolor.com

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  10. I love this post!!!!! I am praying for the sisters!

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  11. I have chills from head to toe and tears in my eyes! What JOY to see those precious boys looking so happy and loved!! Praise GOD!!

    :) Jeanine

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  12. I'm not in the adoption-circle, but this really brought tears to my eyes. You have such a way with your blog, Kristi!! God Bless you and your mission for God's word and truth. =)

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  13. SO AWESOME!!!!! Crying here too!!!

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  14. I LOVE the new pics of the boys with their father! YAY!!!! We met them when we were there too....lovely boys! I blogged about the girls a couple of weeks ago too and continue to pray for them. Oh, I hope hope hope pray pray pray that their family finds them soon!

    Theresa

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  15. Kristi-I write through tears..we are another family who said "YES!" to these boys b/c of your post. AGCI said they thought they had a match, PTL, and here you've shown me the answer to my prayers...they do indeed have a family. But you're post did more than that...As My husband sat reading your post, & turned to me and said "YES, call about these boys"...it was our 1st step of faith, saying Yes to adoption, that we had to take for God to lead us to today...we are waiting to relocate to order a homestudy for a Ugandan adoption, but in the mean time He has called us to go and work and advocate for www.sonrisebabyhome.org we leave in 2 months, and your blog is a HUGE part of our journey. Thought you'd want to know another ripple effect you caused in the Body of Christ. so much love for my Blog sisters...mine to launch w/in a week as we prepare for Uganda.

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  16. I do remember and this brings tears to my eyes too! Adoption never gets boring! Thanks for being an advocate for these precious souls!!

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  17. Thanks for sharing the update!! I too believe that this adoption will not be the end for us--God has BIG things in store for all of us!!

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  18. Kristi,

    I first ran across your blog when you posted about these boys a year ago. My husband and I prayed about whether or not we were their family. This story touched me so much and we ended up changing our agency's request from one child to two. Now we are home with our son and daughter! So amazed at how God uses what we believe to be one story and have it affect hundreds (if not thousands) of others.

    Thank you for the update! I am so glad to see them in the arms of their earthly daddy.

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  19. Hi Kristi,
    I'm another in the process of adopting a sibling set from ET mom who has followed your blog for some time now. I always look forward to checking in. I love your heart, enthusiasm, and encouragement. May God continue to do His thing through you.
    ~Angie

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  20. Thats so awesome!! I am so happy that they found a family!

    Allison Young
    (I'll be the big sister to two or three Ethiopian siblings :D)

    youngfamilyadoption.blogspot.com

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  21. heyy Kristi! I cant believe it but im only 13 years old and im crying like a baby reading this!!!!! i think adoption is amazinggggggg and it just shows how powerful God is. I also wanna say that your blog is beautifullllllll!!!!!! i really am so happy for all u do in advocating for all the orphans!!!! soon my baby sister will be coming home and i cant even imagine how emotional i will be compared to reading this!!!! i truly think its a miracle for something this amazing to happen(:

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  22. The brothers' story is SO powerful! Awesome! And, wow, so cool for the sisters--can't wait to hear their story. :)

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  23. YAY...this is amazing news!!! Soooo exciting!! God is good!!!! There is nothing more beautiful!

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  24. and now the sisters have a forever family. thanks for advocating for the orphan!

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Thank you for your kind words!!