Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Benaiah Meteku is OURS!


Praise God! We finally passed court!!!!

Meet our youngest son, "Benaiah Metuku!" He was born on January 19, 2008, so he is now about 8 1/2 months-old.

The photos are in the order that we got them. The first one is from his referral when he was 4 1/2 months-old. The last one with the pink, ruffled bottom was sent to us on October 1, so he is just over 8 months in that one.

William and Susan will likely fly to Ethiopia on October 25 and will return home the next Friday, October 31.

Thank-you to everyone for your prayers for our court date to be successful. Please, pray that the details for our travel will come together and that our trip will be uneventful other than the excitement of meeting our son!

Gotta get packing!

43 comments:

Jody Britton said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you!!!! God Bless you in your preparations and travel! (w/ YG)

jamullins said...

Congratulations!!! He is so handsome!!! Love those eyes!!

Julie Mullins
DTE 4/25/08

Lori said...

YEAH, PRAISE THE LORD, WE ARE SO HAPPY FOR YOUR FAMILY! Susan we are praying for everything to come together!

Zack and Rebecca Caldwell said...

yay Susan! We are soo happy for you guys! Praise the Lord!

Jaime said...

what a handsome boy! congrats!

Erica said...

Congratulations! He is so adorable. You can get lost in his beautiful eyes!

The Reeds
AWAA YG

alisafmartin@yahoo.com said...

Finally....so precious...I am thanking God for His good news!!!
Alisa

Heidi W said...

Woo Hoo!!! :)

I'm so happy and excited for you! The waiting is over and the whirlwind begins.

Blessings!!!
Heidi

The Adventures of Caleb, Becca and Sakari David... said...

CONGRATS!!! He is so handsome!!! Praying for smooth travel :0)

Caleb, Becca and Sakari David

Mark & Mel Harpold said...

WHAT AN ABSOLUTE DOLL!!! RUFFLES AND ALL!!!! LOL!
We are so excited for you and can't wait to see your son in your arms!! GET TO PACKIN!!!!

Love,
Mel
www.ouradoptionstory-blessed.blogspot.com

the Steiger's said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
This is a GREAT news. I am so happy for you.
love, LEnka

HeatherV said...

Congrats! Truly excited for ya'll. Won't be long till you are holding your little boy in your arms!

Kiki:) said...

WHOOOOHOOOO!! We are rejoicing for your miracle news today. We were sooo blessed to be able to meet your little ET prince when we were there!!! He is simply stunning:))))
Get packing!!!
love ya lots

Raymer said...

Hallelujah!! We'll try to meet you at the airport!

Jen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! We can't wait to meet him in person! Let me know what I can do to help with your kids while you're gone!

Love You Guys!

E said...

He's adorable. And...those eyes!!!

Congratulations - rejoicing with you today!!!

Happy packing & travel planning. Can't wait to see pics of you with baby Benaiah!

Love,
Erica

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! HE'S JUST SO CUTE!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
LOVE,
Amy

Scott said...

Excellent news, congrats! Life has now changed forever and for the better. Lilymei smiled so big when she saw Benaiah's picture this morning! We are sure your travel plans will come together, God did not bring you this far to not finish! Congrats again, we are so excited for you all.
The O's

2lilreds said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Congratulations!! We are SO happy for you. Can't wait to meen Benaiah!

Anne Devlin said...

What a cutie!!! I'm saying prayers that this time flies by and he is in your arms in no time...

Jori said...

I am so excited for you all!!! Congratulations ~ He is adorable!!! :):):)
love ya, jori

beBOLDjen said...

YEAH!!!! We are so happy for you and thrilled to catch a glance of your handsome boy!! Cant wait to see him in your arms!!!

K.P. said...

Congratulations! Hope your trip is wonderful!

KP

The Gillman Family said...

YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so happy for you and what a cutie!!!!!!!!!! Congrats - we can't wait to watch you experience gotcha day!!!

Kim (YG)

Sherry said...

Congratulations!!!! He is absolutely beautiful. So excited that you will be traveling in just 2 weeks to get your new baby boy!

Blessings! - Sherry Semlow

Renee' said...

WOOO HOOO!! Wow, Susan, I am so excited for you. Praise God.

Team Dragovich said...

HE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Praise God that you have passed court and can really get excited now! :) Can't wait to meet this handsome boy!!
Love,
Shari

mattandkristy said...

Oh, he is precious!!!
Congratualtions!
Kristy

Karen said...

Schmidt family - Benaiah is gorgeous! We are so happy for you! We will miss being part of your travel group but we are cheering for you! with love, Karen Wistrom

Beth said...

Congratulations!! He's beautiful!

Jenica said...

Congratulations! He is absolutely gorgeous. I cannot wait to meet Benaiah in person :-)

STeve Williams said...

Congrats!!! Yeah!! You must be ecstatic. Have a safe journey!!
Steve

Amber said...

Praise the Lord! It is so good to finally see his sweet and beautiful face :)

D & A said...

His eyes are so beautiful! I can not wait to see your photos with him in your arms.

Andrea said...

AHHHHHHH!!!! Congrats and praise God! I am so happy for you guys and so looking forward to following your journey. He is a doll!

Andrea

Apryl said...

Congratulations!! I was looking forward to reading about this yesterday, I'm so happy for you ALL! Can't wait for the end of the month so we can watch you travel! So excited (will we get to meet him when we come down south in Nov?!)
much love,
apryl

Amber said...

Congratulations! I found your blog from the Van Clan blog. How exciting to have passed! Now you will think about it all the time until you travel! Have fun!

Dana C said...

Ready or not, here you come! Call me if you need anything this week. I loved the collage of pictures.

He is so precious, Susan. God is going to wrk out every detail!

dana

Niki Stegeman said...

Congratulations!!! He is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for sharing your adoption journey with us. We will be praying for a safe trip and that all goes better than planned. Looking forward to seeing more pictures and hearing all about the first time you held your precious child.

Yarnsmith said...

Praise God! Congratulations!

Chris :)

the Osterink family said...

We are feeling the reality of how long this road called adoption really is. I was in need of some good news about ET babes.. and clicked around to find your great news! HE IS SO AMAZING. My heart rejoices with you. - Jen (in process AWAA)

Pam Dean Molly Emma said...

Susan:
We are so excited for your whole family! Enjoy your trip to the other side of the world. We can't wait to meet Benaiah when you all come home!
Pam Stults (from SEEK)

Carpenters said...

I have finally been able to catch up on my blogging buddies post. I am so happy for you! He's such a cutie! I am so very excited for you all! Congratulations!

With Love,
Penelope