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

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Ahoy! Way to shiver me timbers and tear me up mate! Yahrr...you blow me down!

Malia'sMama said...

Now, will ya look at the wee lass in her pirate gear and such! There be treasure in the hold of that ship, methinks. And, if not, there it be in young lassie's eyes! (okay so MY priate is a bit Shakespearean! lol)

cathy said...

We are all about pirates at our house (see my recent post). Good to know Lucy is a fellow Jolly Roger member. Aren't we all so blessed...by our kids and each other? You are such a great mom!!!

Anonymous said...

And you are a true gift to us.....
And, totally thought of you guys when I heard it was TLAP Day!

Sherry

Brooke said...

that lucy is so beautiful and you can tell she has a such a precious personality. i love reading about her!