We’re home!

23 02 2010

As some of you know, my husband and I were recently in Africa. In June of 2008, I was given the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia and meet and photograph the children of two Kingdom Vision International orphanages. Although my husband and I had always considered adoption as a way of  growing our family, it wasn’t until that trip that we knew for sure that we were called to adopt a child from Ethiopia.  So, after a lengthy homestudy, mountains of paperwork and lots of learning, growing, praying and waiting, on January 11th, 2010, we finally met our daughter, Sara Zubeida Schultz!

We have been home for about a month now, and although the transition to becoming a family of five has had its share of new challenges, overall it has gone beautifully.

Speaking of beautiful… here is my daughter!

Sara and her brothers:

Before I post these next photos, I just want to say that the photos below are not just images to me, they are my passion. There is nothing in my work that gives me more life than taking and editing photos like these. This is why I do what I do.

Okay, on to the photos.

Here are some of the beautiful people we encountered on our trip…

And you may remember this photo from 2008:

This is the same boy a year and a half later…

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3 responses

23 02 2010
Mary

I love you so much!
your now crying friend, Mary

24 02 2010
Shannon

Oh! Oh Oh Oh! She’s just beautiful, Jen. My heart is absolutely bursting for you and your family. Congratulations! And thank you for sharing photos of your sweet girl. I hope I get to meet her in person soon.

2 03 2010
Mom

Jen,
I’m at Sips Cafe and I am looking at these pictures and thanking the Lord for the gift He has give you. I am seeing, not only people, but also, their lives. It really makes one want to know their story. Know that you all (all five of you) are loved! Mom

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