Friday, October 15, 2010

Tedi spent 10 months in an orphanage...Aug 2009 to July 2010.  From January of 2010 until he came home, he played daily with Meseretu.  Meseretu was one of the little boys who ran up to Tedi and kissed him saying goodbye when he left the orphanage for the last time.  Meseretu came home about three weeks ago and we have been wanting to see him badly.  Now called Isaac, he was asking his mom to look at pictures of Tedi.  Well, I got off of work early yesterday and called his mommy.....on whim, we went to visit Isaac, his brother Jonas (also from Ethiopia who came home 3 yrs ago), and daughters Kelly and Mary Tess.  The boys were so shocked but excited to see one other on this side of the Big Pond :-)  They stared at each other for a minute and then instantly took off downstairs to play with cars and such.  We all shared a big pot of chili, thanks to Tera, and the kids continued to play until almost eight thirty.  It was one of the best nights I have experienced.  To the see excitement and love in the boys' eyes melted my heart.  It made me realize in an even more palpable way that God has ordained adoption and fights hard to protect these little ones...and their hearts.  Last night just renewed my resolve to continue to fight for the least of these...

 Isaac (Meseretu), Jonas, Tedi
 Tedi and Isaac
 Jonas and Tedi (with Isaac's thumb in the picture)
the boys being silly

1 comment:

    Love those smiles!!!