Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Update from the Murphy Family

Here is a message that we received today from our friends the Murphy's who have spent the last few days with our son and daughter in Ethiopia:

Just have a couple minutes, but wanted to tell you again that your kids are SO MUCH MORE than cute kids in pictures from a transition house half-way around the world. They are amazing!!! They are both sweet and very responsive to affection and very much understanding that they are loved by you and pursued by you. We spent a good bit of time with them on Monday and today, just getting to know them. It seems that G is athletic and loves to play soccer in the courtyard. I got some great pictures of him in the act. T is so sweet with a smile that lights up the room. I've seen the pictures of her to date, and NONE OF THEM comes close to seeing that smile in person. Both of them have tons of friends and they are always in the middle of the action. They loved their gifts and T is proudly wearing her locket and taking every opportunity to show it off. We noticed that G got two cars in his bag and promptly gave one to T.

I wish the call yesterday could have been made at a more agreeable time than 6 in the morning, but we did not know when we'd get another opportunity like the one that was before us. I was literally shaking as I held the phone to their ears, so thrilled and honored to put the two of you together even by telephone. I have no idea what I said as there was so much to take in with that moment.

We cannot wait for these kids to be part of your family, in your home, and part of our community. We will all be the better for it. We love all of the Hendersons, the NC branch and the ET branch.

Risking and Loving,


I will blog more later about the wonderful phone call that came to our house yesterday morning at 6:00am! Their voices are still ringing in my head!

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