Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The sweetest day; we passed court!!!!






With great joy Nathan and I are so happy to introduce you to our precious little girl!


Yitayal Sofia Haines
Born August 3rd 2006
Officially in our family November 18th 2009
We will travel to pick her up on December 5th!

Her name:

Yitayal: meaning "the one who is seen." Given to her by her birth mother
Sofia: meaning "God sees" (in Amharic) and "wisdom" in English. Given to her by us!

With deepest joy,
Richelle and Nathan

43 comments:

More Dorrs said...

YAY!!!!!!!!! The long journey is over and a new one starts.

Many many congrats!

-Beka

Tam said...

OMG. Tears. Happiness. So much joy.
This is the best news.
Congratulations, R. Not really a strong enough word, but still.
:-D

los cazadores said...

Do you know you almost just gave me cardiac arrest! Making me wait like that (cause this is like about me!)

WOWOWOW. Seriously, those photos....are a enough to keep a person alive through it all. They are GORGEOUS photos.

I am flying right now for you guys, CONGRATULATIONS! Love, love. Little Y is a beacon of sweetness.

Cindy

los cazadores said...

This calls for double commenting:

YAHHHHOOO!!

Beautiful Day.

Cindy

Maribeth said...

So happy this day has finally come for you guys! Welcome to parenthood! You have certainly fought the battle for this sweet girl.

Go get her and bring her home!

Robyn said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

The Busters said...

WOW! The photos are amazing and bring tears to my eyes. So happy for you!!!! Many many Congrats!! - Emily B.

Rebecca said...

At a loss for words. Finally ... oh finally! I am so happy for you all. Time for a blog shower!!!

Mark and Heidi said...

KLEENEX PLEASE!!! So so very happy for you all. What a wonderful day!!! XOXO, Heidi

Ryane said...

Yes, Yes YES!! Wonderful news!!

Lindsey said...

YEAH! I have checked your blog all day trying to figure out what happened! Congrats!

Johnna said...

oh how happy you have made me, ooo how happy you have ma-ade me!!!!!!!!!!

CB said...

So happy for your family. She is a BEAUTY!!!! Do you know when you arrive in Ethiopia? We will be there from Dec. 7-14!! Would love to meet you there!!!

Steve Thorngate said...

That's terrific news. Congratulations.

Missy said...

Congrats!!!!

Adam said...

congrats!!!! So happy for your family to united--legally. Here's hoping for a quick travel date!!
Adam

Heather said...

YAHOOOOO! Congratulations!!!! What a beautiful, beautiful girl!

Freda said...

Congratulations!

amy_b_nelson said...

Tears of joy for all of you!!!! Can't wait to have her here!

Skofinopolis said...

Wow! I thought I was the only one who cried for happiness. Can't wait to meet her!

The Mathews Family said...

She is beautiful! CONGRATS and BLESSINGS!

Wes and Layla said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you! She is absolutely gorgeous! =)

one + one said...

YAY a million times!!!

Utecht Family said...

Congratulations!!!! Adam and I just finished reading "Adopted for Life" and are convinced that this (adoption) is the heart of God. You are so blessed!

Jen said...

Oh happy day! Time to bring that little girl home. You will be in our prayers:)

Colleen and JF Bertrand said...

Congrats! This is such wonderful news! I am hoping you get to travel soon to bring home your baby girl!

Amanda said...

Oh yay!!!! This brought tears to my eyes. What a long wait you've had but now it's all worth it. She is an absolute doll!

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Wow! What a blessing! Congratulations on the wonderful news Mom & Dad!
Blessings,
Kristy

EthioMom said...

I am so excited for you guys. If it makes you feel any better, Addi is almost five and still only weighs 29 LBS. No she won't be on the growth chart, and it is not going to matter one bit. Plus on the plus side, I can still carry my kids around and wouldn't think of carrying my same-age neices around (ha, much more cuddly that way). She is really beautiful. Wow, can't wait until you go get her. What I always say about my kids, "Dang, I couldn't have made anything this cute in this oven of mine" We are lucky, yes we are.

Melody Aguayo

Jackie said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

Cloverland Farm said...

hoooooray!

Evelyn said...

SOOOO HAPPY for you!!! Finally! Woo hoo!

Shawn said...

Yeah!! Congrats! I am so happy for you. You have a very beautiful little little girl!

MMG said...

Finally! I got to look at the blog this morning, and now I am crying here at work!
Congrats! She's beautiful!

Valerie said...

I'm tearing up in my cubicle! If I come talk to you, I will certainly cry.

-Strrrrrattan

Guard Wife said...

Congratulations! So very happy for you. :)

Melinda
www.5forhope.com

Sara said...

what a cupcake. Congrats!

a world invented said...

congratulations! she is so beautiful!
wondering if you are willing to take pictures of our little one while you are there?
hannamarie@vangrowstudio.com
if you can, and i'll give you her info!
:)
hanna and maarten @ the bluebird house

Ruthanne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! She is absolutely beautiful!!!!

Tracy said...

Congratulations! I love her names--the one who is seen...is seen by God!

Sam's mom said...

Wow I'm late to the game here. Congrats a million times over and over again!!

Robbin Hopkins said...

Congratulations, I know it has been a long road but absolutely worth it. Now enjoy the ride!

~Rachel~ said...

Richelle, I cannot tell you how excited I am for ya'll! Praying for you as you pick up your daughter today. Hugs, ~R~