Sunday, March 25, 2007

Hudsons Tree

Hudson's Tree......
Our family and friends generously donated money to Hudson's memorial fund and our church (Westwood Baptist) asked F and I what we would like to do with it. We decide it would be appropriate to donate it to children's ministry. We thought it would be nice to have something that honors Hudson's name in one of the rooms. The need was great for a little tree in the one year old room. We spent on Saturday night building it with the boys. Every time we are at church J and A want to go see Hudson's tree; so we show them the tree with all the one year olds climbing on it. We remember our sweet Hudson.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Teabo Tribe

Welcome to US (our Blog that is)

Hello everyone. Finally we have our very own blog! This is where you can read about the wonderful life of the Teabo Tribe our journey to our baby girl in Ethiopia and all the latest musings on our tribe.
So far we have sent our Dossier (Big adoption paperwork) it will be sent to the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC to be authenticated and then to be translated. Then we wait to hear back from CIS (Citizenship and Immigration Services) on our application to adopt our baby and also our approval from the FBI. Then we wait and wait maybe 2-5 months to get a referral (a photo of our baby) when we accept our child we wait another 3-5 months to travel to Africa to go get her. Yes...alot of work! Yet we know that our Mighty Lord has given us so much love for Ethiopia and our unknown child. We also know that this will and can not replace our Sweet Hudson.
Yet in my heart I feel like we are doing this for Hudson. Hudson's life has changed us from the inside out. I am not sure that F and I would have ventured out to the field of the fatherless...but because of Hudson we have learned how much the human heart can hold.
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Pray for sweet Abby Riggs!!