Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Introducing Mebrate!


You guys might remember this picture of these cute little feet that we posted 263 days ago. It was all we could show you back then. We LOVED those little feet!

Today - we officially passed court in Ethiopia - and we couldn't be any happier to introduce you guys to our daughter Mebrate (pronounced "Meh-brah-tay").


We are forever grateful to everybody who has come alongside us and prayed their heads off for our girl. The prayers were felt and heard and so so needed. THANK YOU!

We also absolutely have to acknowledge every single other family waiting - we KNOW how bittersweet a day like this. We've celebrated with a bunch of families - made a TON of new friends - and we know a day like this hurts. We are praying like crazy for you guys! And we won't stop until those kids are home. We promise...

So here's to another family passing, a program that keeps moving and a God who is responsible for it all!

We love Him and pray that our actions, words and lives can some how, some way bring Him a tiny little bit of the glory He totally deserves!

45 comments:

Jamie said...

I knew you were working some blog magic... Again her beauty is captivating. Congratulations you guys... We love you!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!!! You will have 2 very beautiful Ethiopian princesses!!!! What an amazing feeling to be reading this post right after hearing of the struggles in your family's heart in the last post! Congrats on passing!

Kim said...

Just gorgeous! I think she favors Meron a great deal. So over the moon happy for the three of you. God is good.

Becky_K said...

WAHOOOO! Congratulations. She is just beautiful. Praising God today for enfolding her into your family.

Soko said...

Sooooo happy for you! What a doll she is! :)

Lyndsay said...

It has been a pleasure to see the way you two have continually glorified the King in all of this! I am so honored to walk this journey with you. You guys are an inspiration to all who are watching. Thank you, and CONGRATULATIONS!

Kim Heesch said...

So happy for you! Congrats :-)

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Hooray!!! So happy for you guys and thankful that your long, long MOWA letter wait is finally over -- Praise God!!! Mebrate is so gorgeous, praying for a quick embassy date and for Meron to have a sister to play with every day! Oh, the blessings!

Wes and Layla said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! What a beautiful smile! And, I bet she has a sweet spirit to match! Congratulations! This is such good news!

Only 6 more days for us (hopefully!).

Layla

Shari U said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! Congratulations.

DWB said...

Oh my, she is beautiful!! So happy for your family!

The Busters said...

Oops, the above comment was from me not my husband. Don't think he would say "oh my!" :)

Melanie said...

Love love LOVE!!! So beautiful. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy that today was YOUR day!!! Mebrate's day!!!!!

Evan said...

What a doll!!! Congrats to your entire family! God Is So Good!!

because HE first loved us said...

CONGRATS from another Gladney Momma!!! I am sooo thrilled for you guys. I know I don't know you, but I have been praying hard for you guys through all these ups and downs.. wow, God is good.
p.s. Your daughterS are beyond beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!! She's beautiful!

Jen said...

She is beauitful!

Nancy said...

Congratulations! She is gorgeous!

Christine said...

She is a doll! Congratulations on finally being able to bring her home!

Rebecca said...

so happy for you guys! and she is beautiful!

Michael said...

Doing the Snoopy Happy Dance here for all of you.

M

The Straight's said...

YAHOO!!! Been waiting for this spectacular post :) She is SO adorable.

Now come on with the details, when do you get your baby girl?!?!?

Francis Family said...

Congratulations!! We are so happy for your family! Both of your daughters are beautiful. You have an amazing family.

www.waitingforsister.blogspot.com

jkseevers said...

She's beautiful, Tymm and Laura!! Congratulations! We are thrilled for you;)

YIPPEE!
Katie, Jeff and kids

Anonymous said...

yipeeeee! I am so excited for you all. Can't wait to see more pics. Love reading your blog and seeing Meron and now sweet sister grow. Praise God for His faithfulness.

Susie Sanders

Emy said...

WOOOHOOO!!! Congratulations! She is adorable, and the perfect little sis for Meron! Bring that girl HOME! :o)

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

She is beautiful!

Trish said...

I've been following your blog for some time now. I LOVE your daily posting and watching Meron grow up. What a beautiful thing you are doing for her to relive. Your newest addition is so precious! I can't wait to watch her grow up too. Thank you for posting!
Trish from CA

Lisa said...

This post has made my day! I have been praying for you guys and waiting to hear this sweet news. Congratulations, she is beautiful!!!

Thurieyyah said...

What a beautiful way to start my day - I have goosebumps! Congrats guys!

waitingarms said...

Congratulations!

Zrebeka said...

Wow, congratulation! I am so happy for you!
She is soooo beautiful! <3

Our Family said...

I am so happy for you all. Something yesterday made me stop and say a little prayer for you all. COngrats Camp Hoffmann.
Eva (Friend of Rebecca and Angela, I met Laura at H and L birthday party.)

Anonymous said...

So very happy for you

Renate

NaCole said...

Praise God! Man...she is a beauty. How blessed you are...two beautiful little girls.

RamblingMother said...

Congrats! she is precious! and God is good!

Zach said...

Congrats! This is wonderful news. And what a cutie!

Kathleen said...

Congratulations!!! She is a doll and I love her name! So very happy for you!!

Diana said...

Happy Happy tears for you!! She is as beautiful as her sister:) I love her name but I know I am not saying it right. You need to do a video and say it for all of us that can not sound out words;)
I can not wait to see the 4 of you together!!!

Elizabeth said...

Praise God! This totally made my day :) We have been on the Gladney wait-list for 4 1/2 months, and have been praying for you guys who been through so much waiting to pass court. Your daughter is gorgeous...and makes me think about what our precious little girl will look like! Look forward to seeing everything unfold on your blog. Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is so beautiful! We are so excited for you!! I just showed Russell her picture and we both got goosebumps. It is so nice to finally see the precious little girl that so many people have been praying for. God is faithful! God is sovereign! :)
Love, The Lesters

Trish said...

Oh my gosh...she is beyond beautiful. Sooooo very happy for your family. Your faith on this journey has been an inspiration to me. I've met ya'll through Rebecca and Angela - we have 3 daughters from China. God bless.

Anonymous said...

She is GORGEOUS!!!! CONGRATS!!!!

littlemissmk said...

she is adorable! praise God that you passed! just hopped over from meggan's blog- lambesis.blogspot. she is one of my best friends and has shared with me how much you have encouraged her on her journey. :)

Amy said...

She is a doll. Congratulations to your family, and I am so happy to hear you passed court after following you since your referral in October. We are probably nuts, but started the process all over again a couple of months ago....

Congrats Big Sister too!