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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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This was one of my favorite photos of Abe that we received while we were waiting for him! It just made me happy.

Today we were so blessed by a precious 15 year old! We have been friends with her family for years and they have been so supportive during the entire adoption process. Her mom was with me the day that we lost our referral, they rejoiced with us over the referral of Abe and they greeted us at the airport upon our return to Texas.

Her little brothers are in science with my kids and she brought us the most amazing gift today after class. I wept at the labor of love and absolute beauty! This was her first portrait........Moody told her we may sell it for millions when she is uber-famous. Can you believe how talented she is? What a treasure.  

Abe, you are loved little man.




She signed the bottom left corner with her name and God.

38 comments:

Tracy Howard said...

How beautiful and precious - and a gift you will have forever. She has tremendous talent. He is absolutely the most adorable boy!

Jen said...

Unbelievably gifted child. In more than one way!

Kami said...

Hi, I know you don't know me but I have been following your blog since I found it. My name is Kami and I'm from CO. My husband and I are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia. We are thrilled to see your handsome little man and look at your videos and pictures. You have the most beautiful family. may God bless you all. If you have any advice, we'd love to hear it. :-)

Jenn said...

What a BEAUTIFUL portrait! I can imagine that you will cherish it forever.

peace and blessings to you all

Holli said...

beautiful!

Erica said...

Oh my goodness what a precious precious gift and a super talented young lady.

Sarah said...

Wow I am shocked! I can't believe a 15 year old could hold so much talent! I love it!
I have been following your story the last few weeks and just adore your whole family! The first video posted by your friend of your family first meeting Abe was so powerful and made me cry. I then showed my boyfriend and he cried too. Now the discussion of adoption is in our lives more than ever! It's so exciting what the future holds! I know if we get married it's a real possibility that I too could be blessed with an "Abe". God is so good!

Lori said...

Oh MY GOSH! What an amazing, amazing work of art - that babe is so loved! And by people from NH too!!!

What a gift!

Jess said...

A 15 year old painted it??!!

That is an amazing gift!

darci said...

fantastic! what a beautiful, precious gift..as well, that is some artist. what talent!

kristen said...

What an amazing gift! What a talented girl!

These Three Kings said...

oh wow!! so beautiful~

Heidi said...

That is beautiful! I am amazed that it was her first portrait, it is absolutely wonderful!!

Susan said...

I loved watching you unwrap it...such a treasure! The girls had fun at science Moody!

Bill said...

What a gift-- both the artist's and Abe! We praise the Lord for them both.
Love,
Mom

Jennifer said...

Wow! What a touching tribute to a sweet little boy and an incredible family. I am so happy that you are all home- safe and healthy and happy.
It touches my heart to see your family all together.

Ellen said...

T, you are AMAZING! What an incredible talent (that I wish I had a little of). :)
Beautiful painting of a beautiful boy.

Hauswife said...

That is just gorgeous! WOW, Em... what a blessing!

Heather said...

What a priceless gift! And Moody was right she will be uber-famous one day!

Stacy Ann said...

That is soo awesome!!! I'm very proud of her. :) I can't wait to see both the painting and the real McCoy!!!

kara said...

You have my permission but not hers. She loved painting that sweet face. Thanks for blessing her...

Neil Master said...

You don't know me, but a friend of my wife's forwarded us your blog. We are in process of adopting from Korea. I just noticed we have something in common. Our referral from three weeks ago is in jeopardy because his foster parents may want to adopt him. Thanks for all you are doing through your blog.

neilmaster.blogspot.com

Susanna... said...

i found your blog and am so blessed by it! congratulations on your newest blessing...he is gorgeous!!

Nikki said...

That is STUNNING- what a treasure.

Nikki
http://ethiopia2009-adana.blogspot.com/

Henley on the Horn said...

what a precious... and priceless... gift!! Wow! I know you were so humbled & blessed!

Jeff and Abby said...

What a beautiful, beautiful gift. Amazing.

Rebecca said...

Ohhh. what a sweet, sweet painting. A truly priceless gift!

Oatsvall Team said...

wow, that is amazing and what a precious sweet gift ... i miss you being in Ethiopia ... i know that sounds silly, but you helped me feel to connected the amazing country that it is ... i hope your family is doing great ... i am sure you are super busy homeschooling and loving on sweet Abe ... know that i think of you everyday and can't wait for you to visit !!!!

Jennifer said...

Wow. That is unbelievable. Her first, and she's only 15. Very cool. And a very sweet gift.

Tracy said...

I so love that pic of him too! It just looks like he's saying "OK you can come and get me now!" What a beautiful gift to have it captured in a painting! Such a priceless treasure and an expression of how very much he is loved and cherished! :)

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! That is the most beautiful picture. She is incredibly talented! WOW!! She did have a pretty great model.
The only thing that stinks is that was TOTALLY what I was going to do. I guess I'll have to think of something else.

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

I have so enjoyed following your journey to your sweet blessing and am so thrilled to see that you are all home!
Blessings,
Kristy :-)

Amber said...

What an awesome portrait. We have begun to find our daughter in Ethiopia and also home school our boys. i would love to swap links with you. Please let me know if that is o.k.

thanks,
Amber

Kathi said...

WOW!!! I can't believe a 15 yo did that!! That is just simply beautiful; what a remarkable gift

jen said...

everyone has already said this, but I agree, what a gift.

Amy said...

I don't know why I am just now reading this post.... But this is a beautiful picture of a beautiful little boy!

TJ Wilson said...

first of all, he is the cutest thing ever. just radiant.
and second - the painting brings me to tears! yes, a labor of love. and amazingly well-done. I had to re-read the part about her being 15.
missing you guys, can't wait to meet him, Levys look forward to a reunion as well. God is amazing in your family, Em!

Sam said...

That is so pretty!

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