Wednesday, September 19, 2007
gifts of adoption
When I adopted Lucy I expected to be in awe of the gift of a beautiful daughter (and I am). I expected that my life would be changed by travelling to Ethiopia and learning about Ethiopia (and it has). I promised to involve Lucy in activities that would incorporate Ethiopian culture in her life and mine (and I have). Quite unexpected were the many many many gifts I have received in addition to Lucy ... to name a few: Morgan, Mel, Bennett, Sarah, Jesse, Amelia, Nancy, Tesfaye, Makenna, Sherry, Rick, Harper, Masresha, Hana, Jayme, Jon, Elijah, Izzy, Shebre, Aster, Mekonnen, Diane, Kathy, Mark, Tarique, Cathy, Cindy, Lucie and her girl, Anne, Hayat ... I could really go on and on. It's a gift to enter motherhood as a single mom and find myself suddenly the furthest place from alone I have ever been in my life. Like Nancy mentioned in her blog ... sometimes we've had to stretch the boundaries of comfort and sometimes we've had to travel from our homes ... but we've travelled into the arms (and minds) of many wonderful people! Thanks to all of you mentioned and thought about who enrich our lives every day.
OH AND HAPPY INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!!!! YARRRRRRHHHHH YE SKALLEYWAGS, THE PARTYING WILL RESUME NEXT YEAR WHEN THE WEE LIL' LASS ISN'T THROWING UP HER RATIONS