Tyson works with Keith at Christus Santa Rosa. Keith is Tyson's advisor and on faculty there. Danielle and I attend a bible study together (which she invited me to) and we will be doing MOPS together (which she invited me to). The two of them have a sweet, vibrant, funny little (almost) 3 year old. However, they recieved a calling from the Lord that their family needed to grow. Danielle did not get pregnant, God told them that their child was waiting for them in Ethiopia. They requested a boy who was preferably under 3 years of age. They wanted him to be younger than their son Joshua. After a long waiting period, court orders, and lots of paperwork they got word that they had been matched with a 15 month old little boy. Then through more courts, visits to meet their son, paperwork, and prayer they got word that their adoption was official. Through a difficult journey that took a year a half there family finally grew. It was a difficult long process for them, but they now have baby Aben home, and are adjusting to being a family of four!
Last night there was a meet and greet for everyone to finally see baby Aben. I loved visiting with Aben, and so did Rylan. Rylan now has a new friend because Aben is only 2 months older than him.
Their story is miraculous and motivating. They knew what God wanted for them and their family. They stopped at nothing to get their child home and now they have a healthy, handsome, sweet boy. Keith and Danielle are a great example of what can happen when you let God lead your life.