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happy baby! We have turned a corner…and today has been an amazing day for Isaac Temesgen! He did great at the embassy appointment, and I cried when I was asked to raise my right hand and answer all the questions. Like a crazy momma when the official asked if we would meet his birth mom, I said yes through tears saying we would be meeting her and we just want her to know how much we love him. I think even the embassy official got chokec up;-) We do. We do. We love our Isaac and WE are the ones who are blessed to have you Isaac Temesgen Young!

Christina - June 28, 2010 - 10:16 am

Oh My Word how am I in tears for a family and child I’ve never met……….because I have this same heart! I’m excited for your precious family. I’m excited for my precious family to meet our daughter although we have a wait ahead of us! It’s beautiful. It’s a picture of Christ’s love for us. It’s worship. That’s how I connect…..we serve the same God…..we worship along side on another as sisters in Christ through hearts for adoption! God Bless You and God Bless Isaac in the many days ahead! Praise God for the prayers being answered for a happy baby bonding better with mommy! Again……Congratulations!!!!

marci - June 28, 2010 - 10:24 am

Isaac is BEAUTIFUL and PRECIOUS and he is answered prayer !

Jessica - June 28, 2010 - 10:28 am

Ok you’ve got me tearing up! He is gorgeous and perfect!

Lauren - June 28, 2010 - 10:30 am

I just can’t get over how beautiful he is!!!!!!! Praise God for answered prayers and a happy little boy!!! May that just INCREASE all week long!!

Gini - June 28, 2010 - 10:32 am

Oh–Love it!! Sooo cool to see that cute little outfit that you made last week ON your precious little guy. 🙂 Love watching these moments that in the waiting process we dream for, actually happening. 🙂

Tiffany - June 28, 2010 - 10:39 am

So, so very sweet. He is absolutely scrumptious. So nice to see a sweet smile on that precious little Ethiopian face. Rejoicing for your family!

Kim - June 28, 2010 - 10:42 am

OH MY STARS!!! I am so stinkin excited for you. Doesn’t the name Isaac mean “laughter”? Looking at the precious smile … he is indeed the picture of joy!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Rachel Bell - June 28, 2010 - 10:48 am

He is so precious!! What a beautiful smile he has! So happy for you and your family!

julie@Flitterbugs - June 28, 2010 - 10:55 am

SOOOOo HAPPY for you!!!!! He is beautiful!

darcee - June 28, 2010 - 10:55 am

OMIGOOOOODNESS!!!! He’s a SWEEEETIE! Congratulations! LOVE his little Smile!

Praise God for him!

Amy @ Filled With Praise - June 28, 2010 - 10:57 am

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! An answer to prayers that he is feeling better.

Jenny - June 28, 2010 - 11:05 am

yay! and he’s wearing his little onesie you made! so precious!

emily v - June 28, 2010 - 11:21 am

I’m in love with that smile!!! Can we go ahead and arrange a marriage for he and Evyn??
Hugs from Georgia!!

Karen Halbert - June 28, 2010 - 11:27 am

Congratulations, Andrea. He is beautiful! Your gotcha pictures are gorgeous and the emotion we witness each time one of these babies is placed in their new momma’s arms NEVER gets old. It is a miracle and a moment that truly stops time!

So glad Isaac has come to realize so quickly that you are there to care, love and protect him. Surely he senses that…enjoy this time with him! I can’t WAIT to see what Friday brings!!

Amber - June 28, 2010 - 11:34 am

What a cutie!!! Love Isaac in his shirt made proudly by his Mama! =)

Jenn - June 28, 2010 - 11:58 am

I could just smother him in kisses straight through the computer screen. What a gorgeous boy!! So happy that he is feeling better and giving you those sweet smiles…LOVE HIM!!!


Elle J - June 28, 2010 - 11:59 am

I don’t think he could be any more adorable and cute! He is smiling … how beautiful. ENJOY!!

Rebekah - June 28, 2010 - 12:05 pm

He is precious and so handsome! What a true treasure from God!

emily - June 28, 2010 - 12:41 pm

Great news! Beautiful picture. I too got a bit teary at our window. 🙂

Chrystal - June 28, 2010 - 12:44 pm

.. that smile, those eyes. He is just scrumptious, Andrea. I couldn’t wait to check on you guys today, to see if there had been any change- and I’m SO happy to hear there has been. 🙂 God is at work, like He always is.

Katie Dunlap - June 28, 2010 - 1:01 pm

I can’t take it anymore! My heart is about to burst with joy and excitement for you! He is absolutely breathtaking. I’m so thankful that God answered our prayers and that you’ve had a good day. Thanks so much for sharing your journey with all of us. I can’t wait to do the same!

Lacy - June 28, 2010 - 1:13 pm

I know you already know this by now but he is precious!! Adorable!!! I wish I could snuggle him up! So happy for your family and for this sweet baby boy! He has no idea what he has been blessed with and I know your family feels even more blessed! Praying for safe travels!

natali - June 28, 2010 - 1:23 pm

i could eat both isaac and the story that is unfolding for you guys right up! 😀 beautiful little guy & unfolding story.

Theresa - June 28, 2010 - 2:06 pm

He is beautiful! Congratulations! 🙂

Shannon - June 28, 2010 - 2:10 pm

What a cutie pie! And the outfits are perfect!!

Rebecca Harley - June 28, 2010 - 2:29 pm

oh – we have been praying for that picture!!!! Praise the Lord!!! So excited for you guys – we will continue to pray you home!!

kristi johnson - June 28, 2010 - 2:35 pm

oh, he’s so cute..this made me cry too..I remember standing before the glass window at the Embassy appt….I love that smile, kj

melissa - June 28, 2010 - 2:42 pm

And the tears keep flowing! Oh my he is beautiful and so well loved! God is using you miss Andrea!

Lara - June 28, 2010 - 3:33 pm

What a sweetie!

Jenny - June 28, 2010 - 4:11 pm

Sooo happy for you! He’s a doll!

Sarah - June 28, 2010 - 4:13 pm

Yeah! We got our first smile on embassy day and even more the next!!! Love the picture! Praising the Lord with you for your precious son! 🙂

Christi - June 28, 2010 - 4:13 pm

look at those eyes.. and that smile! wowzers he’s precious! So excited for you and your family!

Trudy - June 28, 2010 - 4:22 pm

Celine Dion’s song “beautiful boy” keeps playing in my head when i see the pictures. He knows his Momma’s love is mighty.

Liv - June 28, 2010 - 4:38 pm

Praise the Lord!! I’m so happy that things are starting to turn around. And he is absolutely gorgeous!!

Jenny - June 28, 2010 - 4:52 pm

What a happy, happy boy! So glad things are going well, and I am just shocked that you have been blessed with so many opportunities for internet connection! Many of my friends have had spotty connection when they were in ET. I LOVE that you’ve been able to keep us all updated!

Tisha Alexander - June 28, 2010 - 5:15 pm

What a beautiful baby boy! Congrats to you and I am so thankful he is having a better day. I will be praying that he starts feeling better soon.

Dawn - June 28, 2010 - 5:36 pm

LOVE this picture!!!! Just so handsome!!! LOVE IT!

Alison - June 28, 2010 - 5:40 pm

He is precious!!! I love that cute SMILE!!!

Megan - June 28, 2010 - 6:55 pm

I’m getting choked up too! He’s so beautiful!

Sallee Couch - June 28, 2010 - 6:59 pm

Glory be to God!! He’s beautiful!

Julie Bennett - June 28, 2010 - 10:35 pm

So wonderful to see his smile! How great to actually see him wearing the t-shirt you made him. Andrea, thank you for sharing your heart on your previous post. May God continue to use you!

Elizabeth Smtih - June 28, 2010 - 10:49 pm

How fabulous to finally see his face. We have been out of internet touch for a week and as soon as we landed back in America… I checked on you! Hugs and love!!!!

tara - June 28, 2010 - 11:16 pm

I have been following your journey for a while and I just wanted to say Congratulations to your family. Baby Issac is absolutely
Beautiful!! God Bless You all as you travel home. Tara

karen - June 29, 2010 - 9:41 am

Yeah! He is a little piece of Heaven! What an inheritance from the Lord. And what a labor of love for all involved. I pray for healing for him and his heart and for the heart of that special mother that gave to him until you could. They are truly a blessing. Many happy hours of getting-to-know-you with Isaac! the Smiths-waiting for our ethiopian in TN

Rachel Tate - June 29, 2010 - 11:11 am

Praise the Lord who is always faithful to bring about all of His promises! Isaac, you are a precious baby boy; my heart is full with rejoicing and thanksgiving for you and your family.

Amy S - June 30, 2010 - 6:23 pm

Isaac is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a special gift he has in you and Richard and your kiddos! I know that his life will be so blessed to be in your family, as well as he will bless you guys! Congratulations!! So happy for you!

Nikki - July 1, 2010 - 5:08 pm

Just catching up on your week, although we’ve been praying for you. I am in tears (of joy!) for you all right now. May God bless your travels home and your new life as a family of six!