Family Pic Nov 2015

Family Pic Nov 2015

Monday, October 31, 2011

Saying Goodbye to the Salems

One year ago today, our family met the Salem family.  Steve and I were sharing the story of Julia at our church.  Anthony, Adeye and family came to show their support and even said a few words.  Over the year, we have seen them several times (they live one hour south of us) and have kept in touch by email, hospital visits with Julia, and phone calls.  Adeye even made it to the airport to welcome us home with Julia and Aaron.  The Salem family will always hold a special place in our hearts, as God used them to lead us to the two beautiful children we brought into our family. 

Yesterday, we attended a surprise party to say farewell to the Salem family as they are moving across the country in a few weeks time.  They will be missed very much and by so many people.  We join in prayer with many others for their safe travel and many blessings as they continue to serve the Lord in all they do. 

Three moms and 6 children, all from the same orphanage

Me, Adeye, Amy and kids (clockwise) : Julia, Harper, Sonya, Aaron, Dusty, and Hailee

3 comments:

  1. Loved seeing Julia looking so comfortable and happy :) Thanking the Lord for using you and Adeye to give her a beautiful life in a family that loves her. And Aaron too! :)

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  2. Julia does look amazing! So sorry for the temporary loss of friends, knowing heaven will be one big reunion!

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  3. What a photo!! Love it! I'm so glad your 3 families were all able to know each other. God is so good.

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