FAMILY OF FIVE

FAMILY OF FIVE

Monday, July 26, 2010

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!








THANK YOU JESUS FOR CALLING US TO ADOPT DUBALE. THANK YOU FOR GIVING US WISDOM AS WE WALKED WITH YOU, THANK YOU FOR GUIDING US, STRENGTHENING US, CARRYING US WHEN WE WERE TOO WEAK TO WALK ALONE. THANK YOU FOR THE BLESSINGS YOU HAVE GIVEN TO OUR FAMILY. FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WE ASK THAT YOU CONTINUE TO BLESS OUR FAMILY AND ALLOW US EACH AND AS A FAMILY TO BLESS THOSE AROUND US. WE LOVE YOU ABBA FATHER. THE GREATHOUSE FAMILY

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

IT'S A BOY. A BEAUTIFUL HERSHEY KISS!!

Tim and I are so excited to announce that we are parents of a beautiful 4year old boy. Court went very smoothly this morning. After spending much of our day yesterday in prayer and reading some specific scriptures together, Tim and I decided that he would be the one to speak to the judge today. Our thinking was that she would be able to understand one person better than both of us speaking. Well, we get into the court room and I am sitting closer to the judge and she looks up directly at me and starts asking questions. I in turn start talking then quickly remember the Tim is supposed to be talking. Not wanting to look confused I just kept on talking. The whole thing took less then five minutes. Then she said "Congratulations, you passed"
Sweet words to momma and pappa's ears.
We have had a great week with him. He is warming up and coming to us for comfort. He is very fast!!!! He hasn't refused any food that we have taken to him. Check! He has the most beautiful smile, laugh, dance, everything really! He is a miracle. We are so thankful to God for choosing Dubale as our son and Tella and Casey's brother. Please continue to pray as we wait to bring him home in one to two months. Praying for one!! But we trust that the Lord will work the rest out. Thank you for loving us providing financially and praying us through this process. We couldn't have done it without you!! Humbly, Dawn

Dubale Wade Greathouse..

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Flying out of Pittsburgh at 0620 on 7/16/10. Arrive in Addis Ababa Ethiopia 7/17/10. Meet our son then Court 7/20/10. Please pray for us/D as we meet, for court to be passed on the first time and for leaving him to await time to travel back to get him. We feel so loved today. So many people have called, stopped by, text etc to share in our excitement/fear of traveling to meet our son. God's hand, love and compassion is SO evident as he has sent so many to encourage us! Thank you to all who have encouraged us and for praying for us. God is such a powerful loving Father!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

June Update

We received our first update yesterday since our referral. A daily prayer has been that D feels love, is warm, learning about Jesus and is fed well. Well God has shown us again that He cares about our every concern. D has grown 2" and gained 5lbs!!!!
Another conversation that God and I have been having is that D be a Book Worm....you know love school....I just love God's sense of humor........the update regarding this is "He likes to draw pictures and he is more drawn to playing then giving attention to learning in class"!!! I could just see Jesus watching me as I read this and laughing at my disbelief. You see, I already have two artistic children......
Too Funny!!!
Dawn

Friday, July 2, 2010

OUR CARPET IS WORN OUT......

To be totally honest, I have not been a patient waiter the past week. My poor kids, husband and dear friends have all had to withstand me talking nonstop, pacing the floors, checking email etc. BUT

We have a court date JULY 20th.
After working midnights I came home and the girls were both gone for the day so Tim and I were catching up after him being away at work for the week. I told him at 11:30
that we wouldn't be getting a call from our agency, America World, today as the time in Ethiopia was then 19:30 (7:30pm. At 12:05 the phone rang....area code 703....I said "Tim this is them" He looked puzzled as I answered the phone. Anna said she had good news...court date July 20 and we need to be in Addis by July 17 PM. She said to call the travel agent and if I could get the flight information back to them before 1400 (2pm) then America World would review the information and may be able to confirm whether or not these would work for our transportation in Ethiopia.
Forgot to ask Susan Parr phone number, so I googled it....what did I do before Google? I explained to the receptionist the urgency of getting this accomplished quickly as AWAA is leaving office at 2pm. As if she couldn't tell the urgency by my voice.....
Made a few phone calls, facebook, text...to get the word out.
At 1330 1:30pm Susan Parr herself had three flights emailed to us for review!!!Impressive!!!
We quickly read each one and forwarded the one we chose to America World at 1350 1:50pm. Did I mention that those staff members were leaving at 1400????
At 1355 I got an email back and our choice of flights was accepted. YYYYAAAHHH!!!!
Only 16 days til Tim and I meet our Son!!!WOW We are a little excited to say the least.I have a lot of thoughts about how the paper pregnancy is very much like a physical pregancy that I will try to share soon. Sorry, My mind is going crazy.
Thank each of you for your prayers for us. Please continue to pray for travel, the girls while we are away, D's heart/health/bonding. That he is well fed, loved, secure....Thank you Lord for sustaining us, for giving my family strength to withstand me, for D, our friends prayers for our family, for Tim and my employers working with us with schedules and my awesome coworkers for trading with me to fit my schedule so I don't have to us all my PDO at one time, for knowing the path that You have for us and guiding us on it. Love Dawn

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