So I won't make mom of the year due to my lack of timeliness in this post - its not that I forgot - because I didn't. I just didn't have time to put into words everything I wanted to write before the days got away from me.
December 11, 2007 is a day we'll never forget. A phone call that changed our lives. He wasn't in the age range we'd put down but he needed a family and we were open to whatever God had. Enter a three year old little boy and the rest is history. Silas Esubalew David Shubin - you've turned our lives upside down for the better.
Adoption is now a beautiful piece of our family tapestry and it started with you little man. Four years ago we were walking on a cloud carrying his picture every where we went. Clinging to that in anticipation of the day we would be united forever. Going to Ethiopia to bring Silas home was something we'll never forget, we'll never be the same and I'm okay with that. We are forever changed because of what we saw. Forever changed by a little boy God saw fit to allow us to parent. Below is Silas' adoption video. He's changed so much!! We love you buddy!
December 7, 2010 is another day we won't forget. The day a friend texted and said she was sure she'd just seen our daughters face on our agencies waiting child list. I couldn't wait to get home and see for myself. I was a puddle. We were unsure, why was she on this list? Why didn't they call us? Oh, that's right because she was four and we said up to three. God said four. For this child we prayed. December 15, 2010 - The day we said YES to our daughter.
We are so grateful that Gods ways are not our ways. Our lives are so much richer because Zahra is apart of our family. Zahra brings so much joy, so much laughter, and so MANY one liners! We love this girl!! I haven't had a chance to finish Zahra's whole adoption video but this one below was the video we made for our church.