Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Six Months Ago Today.......

David and I travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and met our son for the first time.

Its taken me a LONG time but I've finally gotten our referral/meeting video put together. Its long but well worth it, you'll love it. Promise. I do. We do. Yeah, so will you. Well worth the 9.5 minutes.



Six months! Its hard to believe its been that long but at the same time its gone so quickly. Silas is such a sweet boy, full of joy, exuberant, and loving. We can't imagine our lives without him. He fits into our family perfectly, God knows just what we need, when we need it. For us, it was Silas. He has taught us so much in just these six months. Silas buddy we love you and are so thankful to be able to call you son.

I took this picture Sunday - Here he is ROCKIN' the pink polo! Happy six months little man!



30 comments:

JourneytoFamily said...

That was awesome, Erica. Definitely worth the wait! Congrats on 6 months home!

The Redman's said...

OH, I love it, love it, love it!! You got me all teared up. What an amazing boy that Silas is!! Too special! :)

And.... I'm impressed it only took you 6 months to get the video together-- I finally finished Grace's at our 1 year referral date!!! :)

-Suzi

Christy. said...

Oh my goodness Erica, that was amazing! I cried while I watched it. It was so fun to see the journey the Lord has brought you on and how He knows just what little boy you needed, and also what little boy needed you!
I am sure Silas will treasure that video for his whole life.

Sarah said...

I need a kleenex!! Aww!! I can't wait to see him. Congratulations Silas man! And Shubin fam, your family is now complete!

God's Girl said...

Awesome video! I love it! You did an outstanding job. It is a wonderful reminder of how faithful our Jesus is!

I love you and I love that sweet boy of yours too.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

loveisspokenhere said...

wow!!! what an amazing video. i seriously cried from the minute the music started until it ended. silas is absolutely beautiful! you did such a great job :)

happy 6 months!
angie

Emily B. said...

beautiful (and I'm bawling!) :)

Oliphint- said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing such special moments with all of us. Beautiful is all I can say!

PS:
Made me sad when you would show Silas with Ephrim.

Heidi said...

Tears. That was beautiful! I think I will watch it again. Happy 6 months!
Love the pink polo :).

Brooke said...

Erica, that was so amazing. You so brought tears to my eyes. I loved the clip of Silas and Efrim singing. How precious.

You know, I think Birhanu slept in that same bed that Silas was in front of in the picture at HOH. Was that where Silas slept?

Great Post!

Blog Shmog said...

What a precious little boy you have. What a great video too!

megan said...

Oh my tears!!!
I know I have told you this before but you have a beautiful family.
Happy 6 months!!!

Eric and Cheryl said...

Erica-I have followed your journey from the very begining, we started with CHI at the same time and then ended up switching agencies and countries. We are waiting for a sweet girl from India and hope to travel in the next few months. I love your story and smile everytime I see pictures of your precious family. My kids love to watch Silas' talking on the phone and have to tell everyone about it.

Happy 6 months to your family!

We also live in Portland, OR and would love to meet your family when you are up this way.

Blessings, Cheryl
www.klobasfamily.blogspot.com

Sara said...

I can't believe it has been 6 mo. either! Silas is such a beautiful boy! The pictures of Silas and the man at the gate brought tears to my eyes when you shared it before and tears again today. God is good!

Stacie said...

Love it! Silas is so amazing. I was just looking through our trip photos the other day and stopped at his picture - remembering the sweet, shy boy who seemed to have a smile in there somewhere. I love that not only has he found his smile in a BIG way, but that he has such a wonderful family to share it with. You are certainly blessed with that little man! Love to you all!

Missionary Hicks said...

Oh, I loved it! It made me cry. I am so happy to see Silus with your family. You are right, he is a perfect fit.

drea said...

Erica, I love your blog. I have such a passion for these children as you know. God is so faithful and loving. I cry every time I see and adoption story or people from other nations. If the Lord allowed I would adopt and adopt. It is an experience that has changed my life forever, and not just because I added two extra kids to our family. Thanks for sharing your story, your family is awesome.

losiloni said...

That was beautiful. Silas is a doll and you guys make a stunning family!

kinsrn said...

That was a wonderful video!
I made the mistake of watching it on my lunch break and I cried happy tears through the entire thing.
Thank you so much for sharing it is an inspiring video...I loved it!
Happy 6 months!!

God bless,
Julie

*Overflowing* said...

Erica..it's beautiful! Great job! I can't believe it's been 6months. God is so good. I love reflecting on what God has done and it's absolutely amazing!

Eric and Cheryl said...

Happy Saturday, Erica! Ava is going to be 2 in October and we've had her referral since November. Its been a long, long road but the end is in sight. YAY!! We live in Troutdale and yes I do think our girls would get a long great. When are you coming to town? We would love to have you over for a BBQ or we could meet somewhere and do something fun with the kids. Let me know, Im sure you'll be busy with family but any time we could spend together, we would cherish.

Talk to you soon! Cheryl

Mashel said...

Wow, Erica, those "Glory bumps" that God gives you when you can feel His presence and can see Him at work.... My entire body is covered in them after watching that video. You are a truly amazing family and not only are you blessed to have Silas, he is also blessed to be a part of your family. It is amazing to see what God has planned. I loved your video and all your pictures.

Amber said...

WHat a great video. He is such a ham for the camera. Thanks for sharing your journey!

Sam said...

I have to tell you about 10 things.
1. That video was awesome it definitly flew by....not too long at all. And I did love it.
2. the pics at the end with the little feet and jeans. SOOOO CUTE.
3 That video of him singning was great.
4. and the pic of the man picking him up and hugging him...loved it..
5 and the post from a few days ago (the I cant afford it one) brought me much peace...Thank you.....

Oatsvall Team said...

amazing ... i just teared up through the entire thing ... i cherish watching a new family being formed ... i love to see how God moves mountains to bring us together ...

happy 6 months home !!!! we just hit 9 months here and i can't imagine our lives w/out my amazing Maggie !!!

LISA said...

I could watch it over and over.

Jodi said...

Wow - 6 months ago already. Time goes by sooo fast. Silas is such a cutie. Congrats and I loved reading all of your recent posts. Love the money ONE - really hit home. Our God is an awesome God and we are sooo blessed. We must only trust in HIM!

Jeff and Abby said...

AMAZING! Seriously, amazing. I just want to jump on a plane right now and get to ET!! What a journey. You guys are so great- Oh- and for sure- he ROCKS the pink polo. DARLING!

Amanda said...

That was absolutely beautiful!!! What a wonderful blessing Silas is!

Holli said...

HAPPY 6 months! I can't believe how much older he looks and seems! Love the video!