Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What a year!

What a difference a year can make! On April 14th, we celebrated our one year anniversary of landing in America with our three adorable children from Ethiopia. Wow! I remember the look on our children's faces when we first met them at the CWA care center. I remember watching them board the plane for America. I remember watching the look on our bios as they met their new siblings for the first time. From there, the last year is a little bit of a blur.

We started our blog to communicate to loved ones back home during our trip to pick up the kids, and now we feel it is time to post our last post. It has been a good year... a challenging year... a year in which we have seen God provide in magnificent ways... a year of growth... a year of increased trust in the Lord... a year of answered prayer. We are so very thankful that so many have joined us in this journey. Adoption is forever, and we will continue to enjoy our journey. We covet your prayers and thank you for tuning in over the last year. Who knows... maybe someday we will resurrect this blog site with the next significant movement of God in the Long Household. Until then, we will leave you with a few pictures... Many Blessings!


Anonymous said...

Will miss seeing the progress and changes your family goes through.

God Bless.

Kelly said...

Aww, I'll miss the updates. Guess now I'll have to walk a whole block down the street to see how you're doing. haha. Seriously though, I really enjoyed the blog a lot. Great job on it. Thank you for all the wonderful posts.


jen said...

Eeek! I'm so excited that you made it to one year! But I'm sad that you are closing shop! Thanks, though for blogging your journey and allowing those of you who are traveling behind you a peek into your lives!

Thankfulmom said...

I'll be sorry not to have an easy way to check in with you, but I completely understand! I guess we'll have to email or call.


Jim & Laurel said...

I just found your blog ... and now you are leaving. :(

I am looking forward to reading all about this past year for your family, as we just added 3 siblings from Ghana to our 10 bio. kids. Much transitioning is taking place. In the few posts of yours that I just read, I can see that you have walked the walk that we are walking.

So, while you have now left the blogging world for a time ... we will still be able to learn from your previous posts. Thanks for sharing your journey, for those of us who are coming after you.

mama of 13