Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Beautiful Surprise

As it happens, we'll end up using the French form of Evelina, which is Aveline, and means wished-for or longed-for in addition to hazelnut. It will be her middle name, because it flows better to put her Ethiopian given name first. We will call her Elvie, and she will be our daughter.

She will be our daughter.

Yes, you read that right.

We know her name. We've seen her beautiful face. We've felt such joy. Waiting gave way to the most beautiful surprise. Elvie. Eight weeks old today. Tiny and practically perfect in every way.

Please join us in a little impromptu dance party, in honor of our newest daughter, Miss Elvie McBride.



There is more to tell, and I will tell it later today, but for now this is simply about the joy. I hope you're dancing.

26 comments:

  1. How exciting!!!
    Congratulations!

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  2. Oh my gosh! This is such beautiful news. Congratulations to all of you! I cannot wait to see pictures of her.

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  3. Unspeakably wonderful news. Wow! Celebrating with you!

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  4. OMG! Congratulations-- can't wait to hear more about your new little one. :)

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  5. Delightful, delightful news :)

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  6. WOW! So very very amazing! Can't wait to hear more!! Deepest congratulations.

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  7. Hoooray!!! Congratulations to you and your beautiful (growing) family! Can't wait to hear the details!

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  8. oh HOORAY! Dancing! and with goosebumps! how wonderful! how special!

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  9. Beautiful name, beautiful joy, beautiful surprise. And heartful congratulations to you, Jarod & Zinashi!

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  10. yay!!!!!!! remembering what it feels like to see their face for the first time. joy!

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  11. So very happy for the whole family!!!

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  12. Many, many congratulations to all three of you! It's so exciting to hear about this new addition to your family.

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  13. This is great! I'm so happy for you! And Zinashi will be so happy to have a play-mate!! Celebration time!

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  14. Oh my gosh! How amazing. Congratulations to you both, Zinashi and Elvie!!

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  15. WHAAAAATTT!!! Oh My Goodness! WOWZER!!! MORE MORE.

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  16. Wheeeee! I'm so excited for you I have goose bumps! =) Congrats on sweet little Elvie!

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  17. Melanie Martin-HullApril 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    That is so exciting. I would love to help you with your journey. :)

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  18. Congratulations! I can't wait to read more about the newest member of your beautiful family!

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  19. Congratulations! This wonderful news really brightened my day.

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  20. What wonderful news! Congratulations! (Our little one in Ethiopia is just about 3 months old now... so they are close to the same age.)

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  21. Congratulations!!!! Doing emotional dances of joy for her and her new family. Biggest hugs.

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  22. So excited to read this!!! Have been hoping and hoping for this sweet little girl to find a family soon! (at least I am thinking this is the same little one---we used this agency for our first adoption and love how they've been advocating for her) Congratulations!

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