Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Grateful

Wow! I just finished reading all the amazing comments. I am so completely in awe. I sit here humbled and amazed by everyone's faithful prayer. There is no doubt in my mind that your prayers carried us through this adventure.

We are thankful to be home. In spite of the lice, pink eye, colds, 2 very needy toddlers and the awkwardness of having a stranger living with us, I'm actually quite peaceful. Maybe it's the lack of sleep:)

Diezel and Daizey are getting better everyday. They are continuing to amaze and inspire me. They are filled with strength and determination.

We had a great doctors visit. They have gained a lot of weight. They are filling out more everyday. I love my pediatrician. He wanted to admit them. I did not. I see how much they are approving. The difference from one day to the next is miraculous. I just felt like if they were admitted that a lot of ground would be lost. Daizey has some serious trust issues that I am working with. If it was 4 days ago, I would have admitted them in a heartbeat, but they are both eating and drinking great. Daizey is finally having output. So we decided to touch base everyday and if the improving stops or if at anytime they backslide in they go.

I have so much I want to share with you all. Even with all the stress of my time in Africa it was a dream come true. I met amazing people, created friendships that will last a lifetime and came home with a heart overflowing with gratitude.


30 comments:

Stepping Out of the Boat said...

Ok, so now I am totally crying! They are an absolute miracle, Stef! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Praise You, Jesus! To you be all the Glory for your Faithfulness! I stand in awe and adoration to be witness to the hand of God in this.

CONGRATULATIONS BOSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

amy smith said...

they are absolutely gorgeous

Amy said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy everything is going so well. WELCOME HOME!

Danielle said...

Wow! They are adorable.

I'm so glad you made it home safe and sound. I can't wait to hear about your trip.

Congratulations!!!

Lisa said...

Praising God for His miracles in your life! Wow! How awesome He is! They are beautiful!!!
Can't wait to hear the stories....
So glad you're home!

Fantastic Four said...

PRECIOUS! Its nice to have you back! Can't wait to hear more stories and see more pictures! You are something else girl!

Anonymous said...

I've been following your journey these past weeks...thanks for letting me peek into it. :) I find myself praying for your family and Deizel and Daizy throughout my days. I am bubbling over with joy for you all and feel inspired beyond words by your emotional, physical and SPIRITUAL strength. God bless you all.

Karen said...

What a miracle!!! Way to go God!!!We praise you Jesus!!!

Carolyn said...

WOW! Like Laura, the video brought tears to my eyes. All of you have been on such an incredible journey. To see the kids doing so well compared to where they were just last week. Again....WOW! I may not have posted many comments but you certainly have been in my prayers and will continue to be. You are an amazing family..you have such huge hearts to open up your home permanently to not one but TWO kids in desparate need of a family to love and care for them and to open up your home to a stranger as well. Your obedience to God is so evident. To God be the glory!

Heather said...

Beautiful children!! So thankful for their continued health!

Ginny said...

I am so thankful that you are all home safe and sound. I can't wait to hear more about your adventure.

crispy said...

SOOOOOO glad that you are home and safe. I bet you are eager to start that normal routine.

Praise be to God.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

I have tears running my cheeks. YES! GOD IS SO GOOD!!!! I am SO happy they are home with you in loving arms and a loving home where I know they will grow and thrive. I have prayed for you guys everyday and will continue. I am so filled with JOY.

Tengesdal 4 said...

Like the rest- I am crying- God is soooo good! Last night my kids found an old Thomas book that they wanted to read and my son found pictures of Daisy and Diesel (different spellings~ I know) and said "Mommy- just like the babies that God is making better!"
Oh- that video made my day!!! What a blessing!!!!!

Emily said...

OK that made me cry, they are so sweet!!!! You are so right, God is good :)

Emily

Laura said...

Thanks so much for sharing the video. I wish I was there and could give you all some respite, but also, truly, play with all of the kids. I hope everyone is feeling rested today and that God continues to show His glory throughout today...and tomorrow and so on! Yeah, Praise God. Yeah, Yeah,Yeah!!!! It is incredibly difficult to exude joy and thanksgiving, overwhelming love and celebration via computer. Please know that I am dancing with joy for you guys!

Bergmama said...

I wasn't able to see the video, but I will try again later. I am so happy to hear the wonderful news that you are home, and the twins are doing well. We will continue to pray for their improvement. Your strength is such an inspiration to me. I can't wait to hear more about your trip.

Love,
Jill

Brandi said...

YEAH, Yeah, YEAH!!!!!!!! Thank you Jesus. . .you are so good to us. . you hear our prayers and heal our babies! Thank you! Be glorified!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

We love you Bosters! Steff, I was SO INCREDIBLY happy to talk to you last night. . I serioucly need at least 5 hours to get all of these details. . which is SO not happening anytime soon. . so we'll take it in 5 min segments!

Bran

Brianisarockstar said...

Very happy that you guys are home and as Mrs. Rockstar points out, we will be continuing to pray for a smooth transition and for health.

Not to totally switch gears, but I can't get lice from a blog, can I? ... I'm starting to feel itchy

Diane said...

Hi. I haven't been following your story but I am connected with Brandi. Congratulations on you new little ones. We have just switched from the Acres of Hope program to pursuing an adoption in Ethiopia. We are searching through a waiting child list and are curious about a nine month old. She weighs just eight pounds and cannot sit up or roll over. How old are your twins? Our doctor was concerned that it might be more than malnutrition causing her problems. I am excited about the advances you have seen in your twins. If you have any input please email me at scottdiane@mchsi.com. Thanks,
Diane

amber said...

Praise God! I was praying and checking in often while you were gone -- and am just rejoicing for you and those sweet babies now. Continued blessings on you all -- I'll keep praying for complete recovery and for the bonding to be a beautiful, smooth season...

Amber

emily said...

God is good indeed!

Kathy said...

Amazing!!

I have pictures of my twins with the same toy--and Kayla hitting her brother with it!

Major Mom said...

They are lovely...just perfect.

Johnson said...

I LOVE the video! CONGRATS!!!

stephanie said...

they are beautiful... so excited to meet them

Brandi said...

Just wondering how today was. . .I'm thinking of you!

Jesus, help their evening to be wonderful and relaxing. . help Daizey to see the absolute LOVE flowing from her Daddy and to be attracted to that. . .melt her heart. Jesus, help each child to connect in a cool way with the twins tonight. . .may their whole family be blessed in small and sweet ways this evening.

Love,
Bran

The Nahid Family said...

Amazing to know that we were right in the same room as you guys were just a few weeks back with our new little Elroi! As I watched your video, I marveled at what a small world it really is! To think I came across your blog and realized you were going through Better Futures as well~ What did you think of the dogs barking all night at the hyenas? Crazy huh? But I FINALLY got used to it and actually slept, about the last couple nights we were there!

I am so happy for you both. We have been praying fervently, and are so thankful you made it back with the twins. We heard about their story while we were there a little, and so it is nice to know you through this blog!

Bless you! Ethiopian children are amazing!

Love,
Tina

Christin said...

Over and abundantly what you could even think to ask or imagine.

this is my prayer for your family as you embrace each day. a step at a time.

Brandi said...

I had a dream last night. . and Daizey and I are great friends now! Just so you know! Ha ha!

Love you,
Bran