Yesterday marked 3 months that we have been home from the Congo with Addie Rose and Palmer. I know I have been neglectful in posting pictures . . . until now. I had to do some editing to protect the identities of children still in the Congo.
Most of the pictures since we have been home have been taken on Ken’s phone and posted on Twitter and Facebook.
But for what it’s worth, here are pictures from the Congo, and now. We hope that you can see the light in our kids eyes that has brightened as they have spent time in a family, and had the weight of the lies they were told to tell lifted off their shoulders. You’ll also notice several pictures of the kids of the family that we travelled with, both then and now. They have also undergone the remarkable transformation that occurs in a child who comes to know the love of a family.
Today, I’m thankful that the hardest days are over (hopefully), and that our kids are increasingly feeling the love that surrounds them by their family, their heavenly Father, and their church family. There is certainly more than enough love to go around.
4 thoughts on “The Congo . . . And Now”
As I look at your pictures, it takes me back to 1995-7 when our (Ethiopian) kids arrived into our home. In reading your blog, it reminds me of the hope, the joy and the excitement as well as the disillusionment, the frustration, and the uncertainty that accompany a journey into the unknown.
As I read your story, I am reminded of the promise that God gave to His people in Isaiah 42:
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them.
I can also see how the light has brightened in YOUR eyes. 🙂 Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos!
And you WILL make it to the 1st!
Love and prayers!!
So thankful for where the journey is now! You are doing a wonderful job of parenting!