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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Beyond the Silver Gates

I had better get this up. The family is clamoring for video and pictures of Jonas. Here's video of the first day we met Jonas in Addis.


Suz... said...

oh my, what a moment!! looking forward to seeing more!

Jaime said...

beautiful! you made my day!!!!

Jeff said...
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Stacey said...

Wow, you made me cry for the first time this new year :o) I love the video and think Jonas is amazing!

Kari:) said...

Sloniger Family,
Your video made me cry. We are so thrilled for your family & new son!! What a honor to have met you last year @ Christmas 2007. Oh what a year we have had!!!
Bless your precious family & Happy New Year!!!

Kimberly Kulp said...

I am SOBBING Jen! I so wanted to be with you that day. What joy you must have this new year!


E said...

What a beautiful video! You've been so amazing about posting post-trip...impressive...I know how crazy it can be getting settled! have a son!!! Boys are so fun!

Happy New Year!


Brooke said...

Yup, I am totally crying. So moving. He is special, you all are special. Lots of love to you all and thanks for sharing. Yes, I went frame by frame becasue I still can't get it to play. Took a lot more than 2 minutes to see my way! And DUSTIN was super cute in his first interactions with his new son! So cute.

Kim said...

oh, crying here too. so excited, I still cannot believe it!!! I remember near the start of your journey, it seems so long ago and all the wait is washed away while you hold your little guy, you did it!!!!!!!
Love Kim

julie said...

Jonas is beautiful. You are blessed.

Happy New Year,

Steve and Anna said...

I was crying too as I watched this! Since we weren't in the van with you at the gate, it was sooo great to get to see the anticipation and joy in your faces then and as you met Jonas. I continue to think of you and pray for you my friend as you all adjust and get healthy! It was a JOY to travel with you and Dustin. We love and appreciate you guys!!!
~ Anna

Aimee said...

We are thrilled for you and praising God for bringing another child into a wonderful family. We can't wait to meet the little guy! Congrats and may God bless your transition to a family of six!!

Ben and Aimee and family

N Dyess said...

This is so amazing. I have enjoyed watching your adoption journey through your blog. I have passed it on to some friends who are beginning their journey of adopting from Ethiopia. I look forward to hearing more about Jonas and your family. God Bless you all and Happy New Year!

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a beautiful child! I just know your hearts are full beyond measure. Those of us watching are simply captivated by God's goodness, and the power of love!

Be blessed,

Amber said...

He is absolutely adorable. I can only imagine how fast your heart must have been beating pulling up to the gate to meet your son for the first time. Thanks for sharing!