Adoption #2 – Markon

Prayers and Praises…

Posted by on Jun 2, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 2 comments

I wanted to write a quick update. First off, while our son’s official name on his birth certificate will be “Markon”, we are probably going to start calling him “Mark”. We received more information on his “story” this past week and it appears that the woman who named him had originally wanted to name him “Mark” (which is totally wild if you know our “story”), but eventually decided to call him “Markon”, which in her mind, was more of an Oromia (Ethiopian Language) version of the name “Mark”. So, we will...

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The Waiting Game

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 2 comments

So, its been quiet lately¬† because we are simply in the middle of the court to embassy wait and I have been busy, busy, busy with life and getting ready for Markon to come home. This wait really is hard. I had forgotten…. We just want our son home. Today was sweet, as some friends of ours in our Ethiopian Play/Culture Group had a little party/shower to celebrate Markon becoming our son. For those who are tracking the process of other families… This is where we are at: *Passed court on April 24th * Birth Certificate: May 14th * Now we are waiting on Markon’s passport. If you...

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Today I met my son, Markon

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 5 comments

Today I met my son, Markon

Today is the day. After a whirlwind 6 months, I meet my son. I cannot believe the day is finally here. We were picked up at 8:45 along with 2 other YWAM/CHI families. We traveled the 2 hours to the Adama Widows and Orphans Home, and quickly upon arrival found our children. For the last 6 months Jason has been telling me how beautiful and simply precious our little guy is, and now I can confirm….Markon Isaac is a DOLL! He is absolutely darling! He is also busy and funny. Oh my, I am blessed. Meet Markon….         Spending the day at the Adama Widow’s and...

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Markon’s Court Trip… Korah, Et

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 2 comments

Markon’s Court Trip… Korah, Et

Wow… Today we visited Korah, Ethiopia, a former leper colony turned slum. Lets be honest and call it what it is. My heart broke today. This is not fair. This is not right. Why did my soul end up in my body, born in America? These people do not deserve this. Heartbroken…. We went to church with Tesfaye and heard the quiet, humble Pastor Nunushe become a passionate, loud preacher of the Word. He transformed. The people worshiped the Lord in song and dance in a way that I have never witnessed. I listened to lepers weep behind me during the service. How is it that after all these...

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Markon’s Court Trip, Day 3

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 0 comments

Markon’s Court Trip, Day 3

On day 3 of our trip we took our friends, Pastor Nunushe and Tesfaye, on a tour of the Blue Nile Gorge. Pastor Nunushe and Tesfaye have a church in Korah, a very poor “village” of about 120,000 located at the city dump. Back in October, 2011 (the trip during which Jason actually met Markon), our church sent a missions team to Korah to work with this church. That was the beginning of a God ordained relationship.¬† Our church back home in Idaho is now partnering with their church and I was blessed with the opportunity of representing our church and sharing this news of our...

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Markon’s Court Trip, Day 2

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 0 comments

Markon’s Court Trip, Day 2

On Friday, day 2 of our trip, we took a tour of Addis. We started our day at 9 am by heading straight up to Entoto Mountain. I LOVED it! I was a history/social science major and I LOVE history. Especially the history of my children’s homeland. It was so great learning all about Ethiopia. I was an eager student and irritating the heck out of the other tourists who could care less about details such as the meaning of each symbol of the different Orthodox crosses… After the tour of the palace, we went to a really neat place where ex-wood collectors (a very difficult job) make...

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