Sunday, March 29

Happy One Month, Selah Joy!

This weekend marks one month of our Selah being home. When people ask me how we're doing and I respond, "Super!" "Great!" or similarly, I think perhaps they don't believe me. I know from reading and have friends who have experienced post adoption depression in various forms and generally rough transitions. That, however, has not been our experience. For whatever reason, God has chosen to give us one of the best months of my life. Selah is such a perfect fit for our family. She sleeps well, eats well, has bonded well, and is overall just a joy to be around! And the boys have been so amazing. Honestly, my biggest complaint is they want to hang on her too much and it weighs me down! Can you believe it?!? So, in honor of this most amazing of months, I have put together a video starting in Ethiopia the first time we met her and ending with a couple of days ago for your viewing pleasure. I cannot say enough how your kind words, gifts, prayers have meant to us. We really have reason to praise God day after day after day.

12 comments:

jeny said...

I can't believe it's been a month already! LOVE the video, and still can't wait to meet her. Maybe we can get together soon :)
Love to you and the family!

Tisha said...

I am so happy for you guys! I am glad that everyone is adjusting well, what a blessing. She is such a cute baby. Take care...

My3Monkeys said...

She is just so beautiful! I have a friend adopting from Ethiopia (as have I) and I would like to do a fundraiser for her. Could you tell me where you had the t-shirts made?

the pastor's wife said...

wow! she is beautiful. we're so happy for you guys. what an awesome thing God has done for you. if my brother would have been a girl, he would have been named selah! actually, selah omega (amen, the end!) as he was the 7th child!!

Anonymous said...

Selah is gorgeous and we're so happy for you. Thanks for sharing the video and allowing us to share in your family's Joy! :) So happy to hear what a good transition you're having.
Heather Ummel

Jen said...

Danielle! You keep doing this to me! OK postpartum mom sitting here on the couch crying here EYES out! LOVE the video and can't wait to meet your little sweetie! We're so happy for you all!

Anonymous said...

She is just gorgeous and you all look so happy - I am very glad to hear things are going so well! Your video brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing!

Kristi Mohamed

williamandshelley said...

Happy one month! Selah is gorgeous as ever - what a wonderful slideshow!!

Anonymous said...

She's beautiful! What a testimony of God's grace. I love her name...and I'm glad she turned out to be a girl after all. =-)
Stephanie V.

Anonymous said...

Hi Danielle
Again I was just wondering what type of resources there are in the area to get connected with other families who have adopted thru Ethiopia. Also if you are aware of any Ethiopian organizations we would love to know about them. Your video is so precious!!!!! My email is jolene1021@gmail.com Thanks!!

HigginsAdoption said...

Hello,
My family is so encouraged by your blog and photos. We are adopting from Rwanda through awaa and are in the "waiting" phase. I would love to chat with you more about adoptive nursing if you ever have a moment! khiggins@kumc.edu
God bless and kiss your baby girl!
-Kara Higgins
higginsadoption.blogspot.com

Kari Shrock said...

This is the sweetest video - I am still in tears!! I love the pictures! You have an amazing family and it's so clear that God has blessed you with a very special gift!