Monday, November 15, 2010

we're yours

We are thrilled to introduce you to our SON,

Eba Ezekiel Ballast



(or "Zeke" as we will call him) officially adopted into our family TODAY, November 15, 2010!



We were happily surprised to receive a phone call early this morning letting us know that our case was approved today and we are now the proud parents of a third beautiful boy. It should be just about 6-8 weeks before we can go back to Ethiopia and bring him home!



We are praising God today, thanking him for doing this good work and also thanking him for each one of our friends and family members who have faithfully prayed for this day! We love you, and we're so thankful to have you with us on this journey.

Zeke, we are humbled and privileged to be your parents. Today is the day we've been waiting for: we're officially YOURS!

13 comments:

  1. Jon, Haley, Nate and Dexter: Congratulations!! We are praising God with you and thank Him for giving you a new son and brother!! What an incredible Christmas gift, and so amazing to think of the life and family God chose for Zeke and the way He has paved every path for him in preparation for you. Will be thinking of you and praying for you much; would love to pay you a visit and meet him one of these days when we are down there! Love, Erik & Kathy, Sophie & Clara

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  2. SO glad for you and your new sweet boy!

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  3. YES YES YESSSS!!! Congratulations Ballast Familly of FIVE!! :>) Praising Him with you!

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  4. I am so thrilled for your family!!! I rarely (if ever comment), but I check in on your story often - and I'm very moved on your behalf today. Congratulations!!!

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  5. Congrats!!! Oh so happy for you!!!! Awed by the goodness of the Lord to see another sweet baby go home!!! :)

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  6. Praise God! So happy for you!

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  7. I have no words but to say that I share in your immense joy! Wow!

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  8. praising Him with you!!

    he's such a cutie-pie! :)

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  9. Congratulations! The Lord really does work in mysterious ways! Hooray!

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  10. God is soooo good! We are so excited for you guys. When is his birthday?

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  11. HOORAY! CONGRATULATIONS! WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS!

    (and by the way - if you didn't already know - he's gorgeous!)

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  12. thanks claudia! and i also have YOU to thank for the title of this post... i loved your "it's been a year" post and they way you phrased the last sentence so much i had to borrow it! :)

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