Join Angela, Axel, Abel and Asher as they welcome their new sibling home.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I'm just getting this blog set up to keep a written and photographic record of Ianna's journey home. For now, until I have permission to do so, there will be no pictures of Ianna here. Soon-very soon I hope-there will be pictures.

Several people have asked how to pronounced this name. I suppose we could have chosen a name that was more common, that everyone knew how to pronounce, but that would be far too easy. Besides, God gave us THIS name! It means "Beautiful flower", and that is indeed what Ianna is.

It's pronounced "I ah nuh". I was sure Angela would be able to say this, since it's a bit like Hawaii and almost all vowels! LOL She can't say her own name very clearly, so it's important we pick a name she can say. Yeah..well..apparently that's not in God's plan either. So we're working on it, and hopefully by the time Ianna comes home sometime next winter, Angela will be able to say it.


  1. I am so excited for you and your family as you begin this journey. I have added Ianna's name to my prayer journal and will be praying dilligently for you and your family during this time.

  2. Woo-hooo! So I tak eit she is from Bulgaria? Oh I am so happy for you Leah!

  3. I'm so excited to follow your journey, and see how this story unfolds. It is a beautiful, beautiful name. Somehow, when YOU do something, it feels to me that you also give other's the strength to follow, so I hope your journey, will encourage many others to do the same! I'll be praying.

  4. What??? How did I miss this news until just now? More details please. Is Ianna also known as Mara, by any chance?

  5. doing the happy dance here in California for you!!! Looking forward to following your journey and watching you all become a family.