He is from Ethiopia.
His birthday is Feb. 26
We would like to announce that Mik is officially and legally our son.
He has been with us since May 25, 2013.
On January 23, 2014
he became legally adopted into our family forever.
We learned of his story in early May and prayed and asked the Lord for direction on what He would have us to do.
We knew the Lord was directing us to bring Mik into our family.
We only knew his story, we did not get to meet him, until he came to live with us.
The timing was perfect, as we had the entire summer to bond and get to know each other before school started.
We had a very busy summer and Mik handled it all in stride.
It was hard to remember that he had only been with us for a short time.
Mik has a very kind and tender heart.
He is very smart and willing to try anything.
He is very eager to please and help.
I will come home with a load of groceries and he flies out the door to bring them all in at once.
He might break every egg, and smash all the bread on the way inside, but he will get all the groceries in and put away before anyone else even has a chance to get their shoes on and out to the car.
Our chips are more like "crumble" since Mik came home to live with us, but I can have a car unloaded in about 5 minutes flat.
He always builds me a fire in the fireplace and it is a good hot one.
He has a kinda sixth sense about him...he always knows what everyone is doing, he is very aware of his surroundings.
He brings a certain "calm" to my storm..when I'm "storming" around, he is calm and trying to "fix" the storm.
He has a way of keeping track of what is going on....when we go to fast food drive thrus and I get the order completely confused because I have 8 people yelling their order to me...I can look at Mik and he has the perfect tally and never forgets a person or their order.
We don't really worry about his age.....it is very confusing, and so if I don't have to keep track of my age, or tell everyone how old I am....neither does he. :)
Depending on the day or the situation he can act a number of different ages and maturity levels.
He is in 5th grade and he is doing great with that age group and that academic level.
Mikiyas is a blessing to us and we are thankful for him!!
We are praising God that our "newest addition" can now be officially called our son.
We bought him cowboy boots as a
welcome to the family
happy adoption day present.
That made it feel extra official to our family.