Friday, October 16, 2009

Meet the newest Hackers - Ayana & Sikuare

Today we heard the awesome news that we are the proud parents of a 5 year old boy, Ayana and his 2 year old sister, Sikuare. It's official!! Woohoo!!!!! We can't wait to travel to Ethiopia and bring them home. Lots of ground to cover between now and then. But for now, we will revel in the joy of these new children for a while.

A friend pointed out today the perspective our 3 and 1/2 year adoption journey gives us on Abraham's life. God said go - Abraham did - he didn't know where - he didn't know how long. I'm sure he was relieved and excited to make it to his destination. I'm also sure there was a joy and contentment knowing that he made the journey God wanted him to. It may not have always made sense; it was certainly difficult and frustrating at times; there were probably wonderful people and exciting events that he experienced that, but for the journey, he would have missed.

While Abraham was called to something very different from what we have been called to in adopting Ayana and Sikuare, we both took an unknown journey that has led us to something very awesome many, many miles from our homes.

Sikuare (Means - My Sugar)

Ayana (Means - Beautiful Flower)


  1. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
    What awesome news!
    Each of your children are blessed to have you and I am sure you will be blessed even more than you could have ever asked for or imagined!
    Our prayers are with you in these final weeks,
    The Ryg Family