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She's Ours!!! (with pictures)

We just got a call from our lawyer saying that the judge has signed the resolution for our guardianship and we can bring our little girl home!!!  Since we have to teach today and tomorrow, we will be traveling most likely on Friday morning to Asuncion to get Anahi.  We are so excited!!!  This long process is finally coming to an end and it's such a joyous time in our lives. 

I can finally post pictures too!

 This is when we first met her in July for the first time ( 9 months old).

This is one of our visits to Asuncion when we went to a children's festival and she bounced in the globo loco (moonwalk). (10 months)

Anahi at 11 months.  Look at those big brown eyes!
Feeding our little girl.

Hanging out with big brother

Peek-a-boo with Papi.

Pray for our transition as Anahi adjusts to our life and rhythm, different foods and craziness!!    We can't God enough for this indescribable gift and we also continue to thank you for lifting us up in your prayers.


  1. Wow!!! Incredible! I am SOOOO excited for your family. She is beautiful and now she's your daughter!! Tears are in my eyes as I read the earlier post about the judge and now this one. The Lord has been so gracious to grant the desires of your hearts and care for the orphans at the same time! Thank you for your beautiful testimony of Christ working in and through you as you have gone through this process. I know it hasn't been easy, but I'm so thankful for the blessing in the end!! Oh, so happy for you!!

  2. Just read your amazing story about the judge, and now THIS! Anahi is truly beautiful, and I amazed at how her coloring is so similar to Timmy's! (at least in these pics) Felicidades!!!

  3. I just visited your Tia Nilah and your Aunt Charlene and Uncle Paul stopped by and brought this excited and happy we are for you!! After reading your previous post, I can only say that God is leading in all of this and He will continue to direct your path as you welcome beautiful little Anahi into your family. God's richest blessings to all of you!

  4. Absolutely amazing. I can't imagine how y'all must feel, after that visit with the judge (we're praying for her, too), and now to get this call. It's gotta be surreal. I am so excited about how this weekend will go for y'all. Prayers for smooth transition going up. :) WOW! Thank God!!!

  5. Wow-what a beautiful little girl, so perfect it sounds like for your family! We praise God for working in your lives and bringing you together in miraculous ways. We will pray for you as you adjust to her and handling DS and as Anahi adjust to your family. Blessings, Dan & Tami

  6. Beautiful blessing ! God is good. marion x

  7. Dear Julie, Norberto and Timmy,

    My heart soars with joy in reading the news that Anahi is now in your loving family! The words in your blogs are able to convey your situations and your feelings with such honesty and heartfelt emotion. Your words give such a testimony and witness to your faith, your trust, your love and your closeness with our God. When we first met with you in Encarnacion you were filled with the excited anticipation of adopting Anahi. You shared her photo with us as a proud parent of this little girl. She is so very beautiful, and you mentioned her fair coloring favoring your coloring. At that time you did not know how long you would have to wait, and thanks be to God your wait was only a short time. As I read your story when you heard the news of Anahi being Downs Syndrome and all that gripped your heart and mind that night, I could feel your emotions as it was me in that situation. Each sentence captivated me as step by step the unfolding of your thoughts was such a powerful "sermon" to my heart and soul. Thank you for speaking to my spirit as you witnessed to the closeness of God to you in this life. You made a difference in the life of Judge Evelyn as she now clings to the words of hope you gave to her. This entire story as I read on the blog is so alive with God's Providence. It is God's Providence which has led me to read of the strength of your relationship with our loving God. I send my hugs of love and warmth to each of you. I will end by saying that I was a teacher for 35 years and had the wonderful experience of having Kristen and Timmy in my kindergarten classes at different times during those years. These happy,loving children brought much joy to my heart in our days together. They were both Downs Syndrome and they were just a regular part of our class doing fine. I do not remember how many years ago I had each of them in my class, but every so often I see them and they are still loving and happy, just as their families are. My prayers of the thanksgiving to our heavenly Father for His plan in your life and for your honoring His will. Many, many blessings ~ Patty Glogowski, North Main St. Church of God, Butler, PA (We visited with Donald)

  8. Oh, oh, oh, oh!!!!!!!!!!! So beyond excited! I've been away from my computer with guests from Paraguay here but I have been wondering!!!!!!!!!!! Praise God for His unspeakable gifts!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I am so excited, happy, etc., etc. etc.! Wish I could be there and rejoice in person with you! Praise the Lord for all He has done, is doing and will continue to do! Julie Zaragoza


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