"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 9.....Our New Addition.....

We would like to introduce the newest addition to the Burckhard Family!

He weighs 30 lbs is 32 inches long, and he has lots of dark silky hair......
NOVAK BURCKHARD


His nickname is Nole (pronounced Nolay) which he prefers. But we love what Novak means: The name is derived from the Slavic word for "new" (e.g. Czech: novĂ˝), meaning something similar to "new man", "newcomer" or "stranger" in English. The name was often given to someone who came to a new city, or a convert to Christianity.

The Adoption Ceremony was so beautiful and touching. At the end, the Ministry Director gave me a bouquet of flowers and congratulated us. The whole group stood and clapped.
Here is the wonderful team of people who helped make it possible here in Serbia.....

Thank you for your continued love and support. We are so grateful to have you praying for our family! May God bless each and everyone of you!

25 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! We are so happy for your family -- Novak is such a wonderful addition to your family ... I mean, Nole!! :)

    I hope we get to meet him this summer!

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  2. Congratulations! What a lovely picture of the three of you. Have a safe trip home.

    Patty

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  3. Congratulations to Nole & his wonderful new FAMILY!!!! YAY!!!!

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  4. Congratulations! So happy for your family! Nole is a cutie :)

    We are praying here in South Dakota for you. We hope you have a smooth journey and safe travels home.

    Blessings,
    The Christophersons

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  5. Katie Anderson & familyFebruary 24, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Congratulations!! We are all so happy for you!!

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  6. We've loved following your story and praying for you guys! Congrats!!!

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  7. Congratulations! I love why you kept his name... so meaningful! Welcome to the family, Novak!

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  8. Congratulations!! You are right his name is perfect!!

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  9. Oh and one more thing I just LOVE his hair!!!!!!

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  10. Congrats and Welcome Nole to the family..

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  11. Congrats!! We are so happy for you. LOVE his name. You are all so very blessed.

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  12. Congratulations on your new son! I love his name!

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  13. Praise the Lord!

    Love,

    Stephanie Lynch

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  14. Congratulations, he is gorgeous, I'm so glad he is yours now xx

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  15. Congratulations! I hope you all get to come home soon :) He's a doll :)

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  16. Congratulations and welcome newcomer Nole!

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  17. Congrats Paula and family!!!!! Beautiful. :)

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  18. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you all!

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  19. CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful addition to your family! What a lucky little boy to blessed with such a loving home!! What a lucky family to add such a sweet and loving boy!! Welcome to America Nole!! You guys are such beautiful people!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Mary and Steve Hanson

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  20. YIPPEE!!! We have a new nephew!!

    From the TX cousins:

    We have a new cousin!
    His name is Nole!
    We can't wait meet him!
    Hooray! Hooray!!!

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  21. Congratulations! Great pictures!

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