Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Shirt

Remember this shirt?

Yikealo was wearing it in about half of the referral photos that we received of him in March 2009.

He was also wearing it on June 5th, when our caseworker took lots of photos of Mr. Y with his birthmom.

He was wearing it on June 15th, for his very brief appearance in Kristi Johnson's now famous "Lucy Lane's Gotcha Day" video. (Check out the little curly-top at the 2:43 mark!)

And last, but certainly not least, he was wearing it again on our gotcha day of June 29th, 2009.
It was the defining article of clothing for our son while he was at Hannah's Hope, and he still remembers it quite clearly.

Well, yesterday, Erica received a photo of one of her little guys from another traveling family, and guess who was wearing the EXACT. SAME. SHIRT??

Yep...he's definitely meant to be part of our family! Yikealo just beamed at the photo on our computer screen and said, "They must know that he is my cousin!"

In other news, Chris and Erica learned today that they have their court appointment on August 5th! We've also heard that the courts close for the rainy season on August 6th, and won't open again until sometime in late September. We are praising God that He worked out the details for them to meet their precious sons before the court shutdown!


  1. I'm still amazed.......... :)

  2. MAKES ME CRY! How exciting!! Quite amazing! Samuel had a similiar situation with a yellow fleece pullover! I LOVE it that the Special Moms dress them in the same clothing to make them feel like it is "theirs"!

  3. How cool that your family will be full of precious Ethiopians!

  4. THAT IS SOOOO GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Love it when He does things like that!!! :) And I totally agree with Yikealo they must know he is his cousin!

  5. Coincidence? Nope, not when God is in the plan! That is just how God works! Amazing!