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It's THANKSGIVING and time for reflecting on what God has done for us and blessed us with. Our hearts swell and praises go up to our awesome God for what he has done for our family. He held us together during difficult times (and still does), united us with our daughter, provided a way for her to come home, and bonded us together with some sort of holy crazy-glue!! As if that isn't enough, He gave us faithful, compassionate friends and family, a warm home, and many extras!!! We are thankful for the freedom in our country to gather together and pray, to vote, to share our opinions openly, and to persue education.
As for Winnie, she is usually the most thankful for food. She's grown 7-8 inches in 10 months, had 2 birthdays, is friends with 5 dogs, asked for and listened to the story of "us getting her" 1,000,000 times, attended 3 friend's birthday parties, forgotten nearly ALL of her Amharic, learned nearly every word in the English language (including spelling z-0-0, 'cause when I spelled that to her dad the other day she said, "the zoo, the zoo, we're going to the zoo."), and is confident that she WILL be getting married to Cameron very soon!!
May your time of reflection and thanksgiving be sweet!!!