Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Introducing The Terrific Trio


Two years ago, these sweet faces first appeared in our lives.  A dear friend (INSERT FACT:  I have never met this friend face-to-face, but I love Janet.  God has knit our hearts together on many levels.), Janet Belleme, emailed asking for us to pray for and advocate for the terrific trio.

The Trio Early 2010
The adoption of the trio never really crossed our minds.  Instead, we believed we were called to pray daily for them and their “family-to-be.”  In earnest, Josh accidentally saved their photo to his phone.  God used that serendipitous event (as if it were a fluke) to lay the groundwork for the trio to enter our hearts and eventually our lives. 

We embarked this adoption journey believing we would adopt a child/children with special medical needs.  Often, we laid our hearts at His throne submitting ourselves to whatever HIS desire might be,   “Lord, your will, not ours.  You lead this path where you would.  We are at your disposal.”  Never once did we fully consider the implication.  (Hear me right, we desperately WANT TO ADOPT OUR TRIO, we simply never considered it.  NEVER… 7 children seemed so many.)

The trio has grown over the last 2 years. 


The Trio Summer 2011

Summer 2011 in Ethiopia, Gladney allowed us to be part of a reading program to the older children in their care.  Little did we know the trio set, ears perched, as we read to them.  That moment was THE moment our adoption path God’s path for our adoption commenced to unroll. 

A set of 3 siblings, older in age, is amongst the hardest to place.  Harder than HIV+.  Harder than HEP B.  Harder than EEC.  HARD.  “Your will, not ours” revealed we would be pursing the trio, and the truth is His will has totally become ours.  Since then, we’ve moved with reckless abandon, full on fear at moments, hope beyond hopes, and an excitement and trust in His ultimate plan for our future that fuels the motor. 

Finally, after a few years of preparing our hearts, some unexpected snags, and innumerable prayers, here they are, the terrific trio, our precious children, the newest Knights.  
Referral Pic Dec. 2011



Nigsom (Nuke-some), Hewon (Hey Juan), and Tshaye (Ts-hi-yay)

17 comments:

  1. Congratulations Knight family!!! It's so wonderful to finally see those precious smiling faces posted here! They look like they have some spunk :)

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    1. Lisa-
      Thank you! Spunk works well in our family.
      L

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  2. Oh Lori! Beautiful!
    Nigsom looks sweet, but reserved & shy. Hewon looks like she will conquer the world --- full of energy & delight! And Tshaye looks like he & Preston will be BEST BUDDIES--mischief maker! :)

    Can't wait to meet them!

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    1. Liz...pretty good at reading pictures.

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  3. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow! I'm so happy for all 9 Knights!

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    1. 9 of us. Can you believe it? Thank you for your steadfast prayers!
      L

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  4. They are beautiful!! So excited for all of you and love to hear how God has worked in all of it. I am honored to call you friend. Love and prayers from all of us!! Dxx

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    1. Sweet Dawn,
      I cannot wait to talk and share every detail of our lives. Time is getting away. We love you and cannot wait to reunite.
      L

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  5. Congratulations Lori and family! They are beautiful. Praying for you this morning. It is through the prayers of many that you all will be carried through this time of change and adjustment. Privilleged to get to petition the Lord on behalf of these three beauties and your entire family! Praise God for all He has done and continues to do in your lives, for His glory and your good!

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    1. Christa-
      Thank you! AND congratulations on your newest daughter. Blessing to you. Love seeing how God leads each step of your journey.
      L

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  6. If anyone can do it, you guys can! praise God. They are beautiful and I can't wait to see His plan unfold in your family!!!

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    1. Becca-
      Thank you. Truth is we CanNOT, but HE an. That's a thrilling revelation for us. His equipping. Your prayers. Our submission. He is faithful, and we are thrilled.
      L

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  7. The "Grandma" celebrates for you & for His goodness, kindness, & over flowing love. No matter how He answers...He reigns. & today we celebrate becuase He has chosen to disply His greatness by growing our family! Thanks be to our Father forever & always He is the one true Abba~
    I am blessed. Randy & I are greatly blessed to be on the sidelnes of new-life!
    Thank you for allowing us to join you in prayer, rejoicing and unity as family ~

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  8. What a blessing - they are so precious! We're so thrilled for your family!

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    1. Thank you! They are precious. We cannot wait for our family to be together.
      L

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  9. Cannot believe how much they've grown! I just love that first picture! :) So happy for all 9 of you! Praise God!

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    1. Janet,
      It's unbelievable, isn't it? I remember the moment I saw their faces. Never did I really imagine I'd be given the gift of watching them grow up in my arms. Thank you for your obedience. What a reminder to move when He hastens our hearts.
      L

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