Friday, December 12, 2008
L-R-Leslie, me, Courtney, Lori, Abe, Amy, Joy, Autumn, and Beka. Tuesday, I ate my first Ethiopian food (and liked it alot)! I had a really neat opportunity to meet up with a group of gals the other day, the thing we have in common? Ethiopian babies!! It was so fun to meet some gals with the same heart and passion. there were 8 of us in all, 2 who have brought thier little ones home already, and 4 of us in the process, and 2 who are thinking about, but are a part of the Ethiopian Orphanage Sponsorship through Children's Hopechest. It was so fun to lay my eyes on a amazingly handsome little man, Abe and meet his mommy Lori. I so enjoyed chatting, and connecting with these women, talking about our experiences, our agencies, where we're at in the process, and just getting to know eachother a little bit. So fun, and I'm really looking forward to doing it again sometime.
Then, Yesterday, Lori and Abe were nice enough to let us come over to thier house and play. Lori and I attempted to chat about adoption while our kiddos interrupted us, but it was SO nice to talk in depth with someone who's actually done this thing, and would do it again. So, thanks, Lori, for letting me pick your brain! It was a real blessing to me for you to spend that time with us.
I am looking forward to getting to know all these gals better through our journey!
AND these are some seriously talented gals. Amy and Josh wrote a book-Ashes to Africa that will be released in February of 09. I have only read the introduction on the website, but I can tell it will be a must read for me.
Autumn, makes adorable banners and baby dolls (I can't wait to order a personalized one!) on her etsy shop, proceeds of course benefit her adoption. check it out here!