"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Friday, February 28, 2014

Six Years

Six years ago today, we landed in Minneapolis with Marcus and Zoe, having just taken them from warm and beautiful Ethiopia into the frozen tundra we call home.  The 20+ hour flight and the submersion into a completely foreign environment was quite a shock for them both, I am sure.  Marcus spoke almost no English.  We spoke even less Amharic. We made do, and somehow managed to muddle through those weeks and months that followed.

Time marches on, and now I can look back on six entire years of our journey with Marcus and Zoe.  I would be an utter liar if I told you it has all been a bed of roses.  I would be just as much a liar if I told you it has been awful.  Truthfully, it's been both.

Life is messy.
Life is hard.
Life is glorious and beautiful.

You get it all rolled up in one package.

Anyway, we are so thankful that God brought Marcus and Zoe to our family.  They bless us in so many ways, big and little.  We are so excited to see how much they've overcome and how much they've grown.  We look forward to seeing all that God has for them and for us in the future.

The very first picture we ever saw of our future son and daughter

It didn't take Zoe long to adjust :-)

Marcus sporting his new winter clothing.  He had probably never worn so many layers in his life!

Cute as can be!


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