Wednesday, May 4, 2011

a trip to the zoo...

We've met some amazing people on this adoption journey. Seriously. Like "friends for life" kind of people. We have the same heart for orphans...the same love for our Savior...many of the same goals and passions.

 One of these families that we love soo much is the Gomez family. They are awesome.

I swear Jackie and I were twins separated at birth... we have soo much in common, it's scary.

Josue and Jackie adopted their amazing little boy, Moshe, almost 2 years ago from Ethiopia.

He is a riot. Claire and he are pretty much inseparable.

This past Saturday we met them at the Cleveland Zoo for the day, where we were able to see some amazing animals, enjoy our kids and chat all day long.

After a day of  fun we headed to the local Ethiopian Restaurant for some incredible food!

We feel so blessed by the people that The Lord keeps bringing into our lives... including this awesome family!

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Hebrews 12:1 "Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us".
We are eager for the next time that we get together to be one of celebration for our kiddos that we'll be adopting from Ethiopia! Here's to many more joyous gatherings of believers... celebrating the life of the children in our lives!


  1. Great pictures! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time together!!

  2. Wow! Great pics of a great time! YOU and Jeff and "one of those people" who have touched our hearts on this journey!!!!!! :D