Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Please welcome all the possibility and joy that is Yared!


I've decided to grow our family by adopting a toddler boy from Ethiopia. I must start the process over so this will probably be another year and a half before we meet him but I'm thrilled and can't contain myself any longer. MUCH MORE TO COME.

One of his names will be Yared.


Yared (amharic meaning "sent from heaven" since my dad will be a main factor in this ;)

and to the right is St. Yared

Saint Yared (April 25, 505 – May 20, 571) was a semi-legendary Ethiopian musician credited with inventing the sacred music tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Ethiopia's system of musical notation. Yared is thought to be the first to write musical notes centuries before Westerners did. His father died when he was seven, and his mother sent him to be raised by his uncle Gidewon, a priest who taught religious studies. A legend describes Yared gaining musical insight through interaction with three birds (birds are good luck - right mom ;)


9 comments:

Chris and Jess said...

WOWOWOWOW! This is absolutely wonderful! A big brother for precious Liv! I can't wait to follow your journey to your next blessing. And, love the name and connection to Yared...just beautiful!

Danni and Tommy said...

Love love love! I'm thrilled for your family! Perfect name.

Jess said...

Wow Amy! That's amazing! You're amazing!

Little Ethiopia(n) said...

What?!?! Wow!!!! I leave town for a week and everything changes!! I am SO excited for you! Can't wait to get details and to give you & LT big hugs!

Rebecca said...

This is REALLY exciting news!! Congrats :)

Jebena said...

My Heart Is Smiling!!!!!!! Happy New Year 2010 for you, Liv and all the possibility of Yared!

Corinne said...

congratulations! we are also at the beginning of our second adoption...we are with WHFC, you? just waiting for our fingerprints and then we'll be on the wait list for 2-3yo.

www.mayasmercato.com

Rahel said...

big congrats! are you using gladney again????

Ladybugs appear said...

Thanks everyone -appreciate the support and Rahel, I'm using Wide Horizons this time. Gladney is no longer accepting singles. I'm thrilled with WH.