Our Story

Our Story
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.
~ Kristi Larson ~

Not flesh of my flesh, Nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, You didn't grow under my heart - but in it!
~ Fleur Conkling Heylinger ~
Adoption is not the call to have the perfect, rosy family. It is the CALL to Give LOVE, MERCY, and PATIENCE.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

What's In a NAME?

April of last year, as we were just barely starting our adoption journey, I had a recurring dream.  I had this dream 3 times in one week and then haven't had it since then.  My dream was about a little girl named "Naomi".  Since our paperwork was in to adopt a little girl, I felt like God had given me the name of my daughter.  I talked with Josh about it and he liked the name.  So, for the last year we have prayed for and talked about our soon to be daughter, Naomi.

On March 27, 2012 we looked into the eyes of our son for the first time.  We called and inquired about his case and were told that if we moved forward with him we most likely would get him, but not a little girl too.  We felt like that is what God had planned for our family and we were so excited to be adding our son to the mix.  There were MANY families pursuing his file and we prayed that God would close the door if he wasn't meant for our family.  We felt confident that if we were the family chosen to review his file, then he was meant for us!  As the afternoon of March 28th wound down and it looked like we might be the family chosen to review his file, I prayed one more prayer.  I prayed that God would give us some sort of affirmation that this was our son - no question about it - that God would seal the deal for us...

Late into the afternoon on the 28th of March our family coordinator called and told us that we got to review "Nic's" file.  Nic was the name they had given him for the Waiting Child List for confidentiality reasons.  A few sentences into the referral call, she said his real name......tears streamed down my face.....Nahome!!!  I knew in that second that this was our son - that God was giving me total and complete affirmation that this is what He had planned for us all along.

Later that evening I remembered a document another family had posted that gave the meanings of Ethiopian names.  I searched the previous posts and found what I was looking for.
The boy list showed:
Nahom ~ Nahome : An Old Testament Prophet or Compassionate  -  Amharic/Biblical

Just for fun I wanted to see if Naomi was on the list, I hadn't really looked before.  This is what I found on the girl list....
Naomi ~ Nahome : Pleasant - Amharic/Biblical

I was FLOORED!!  NAHOME was listed RIGHT next to NAOMI!  You cannot tell me that wasn't a GOD thing!!!  I love how God even cares about the little things!!

We have chosen Isaac for Nahome's middle name.  It is a name I have loved since high school and we just haven't used yet.  The part that I love is that his initials will be NIK - which was his confidential name on the Waiting Child List!

Many have asked if we are going to keep his Ethiopian name - - the answer is a big fat YES!!!!  God chose that name for him 5 years ago and chose it for us over a year ago!!

So glad to be mama to NAHOME ISAAC KROHN!!!!


  1. Love this! God is so good.

  2. Wow!! What awesome confirmation. God is so good!

  3. Got chills just reading this. I love this! Came across your story through Give1Save1. Covering the rest of your journey in prayer! :)

  4. I'm so happy to hear of your story......nothing left to wonder about there.....He gave you all of the confirmation you would ever need. This encourages me. We haven't chosen an agency yet, but we feel God has chosen us to pursue adoption in Africa. Lots of questions, uncertainty, so much lays ahead. It's awesome to see adoption stories along the way.

    Oh, and what a beautiful boy Nahome is!

    God Bless you all.