It is with overwhelming joy that I introduce to you:
Craig and Bree Friedl with their daughters Darya Joy Friedl and Olena Faith Friedl.
|Bethany's real name is Darya, and Erin's real name is Olena. |
Reece's Rainbow changes names to protect the identity and privacy of the orphans that they serve.
Over the last month the legal process has been completed successfully, and Craig and Bree have been able to spend much time getting to know their daughters.
It has been such a joy to be able to share in this experience through photos and updates. From having my heart break for these girls, to many nights of prayer and tears, to finally seeing them in the arms of their momma and daddy (which meant many more tears- but the happiest kind), it has been one of the most beautiful things I have ever been a part of.
Leana meeting her dad
Dasha meeting her mom
Dasha's reaction to learning that Craig and Bree are there for her and Leana!
Dasha is described by her mom as a leader (although she needs some guidance in channeling those leadership skills in a positive direction).
Leana is described by her mom as being intuitive, quiet, and kind.
Thank you so much to all of you who have followed along on this journey of "Bethany" and "Erin" finding their forever family. Each prayer, share, and dollar have come together to make a difference in the lives of these amazing sisters.
Please keep praying for Dasha and Leana, as well as the entire Friedl family, as they make this huge transition. This story is just beginning. There are so many changes ahead, and surely there will be some bumps in the road, but let's pray that with every bump they grow stronger as individuals and closer as a family.