Friday, December 12, 2008

New Friends



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!

6 comments:

Meredith said...

Just left you a little bloggy love... come take a peek...

mommaof4wife2r said...

shut up on that doll! i have a brown cutie pie who would love it! i have the blahblah brown girl pillow and doll for her and she loves it! anyway, i am over from meredith's blog, who stinking love, btw, and uu r so fab!!! i am a momma of 4, 2 are adopted. love what u got going on here!

Jana said...

Too cool, sounds like a good group! I will be home most the day tomorrow if you have a chance to chat.

annaliese said...

I am so glad you have a support group for your journey--they will be lifelong friends, I am sure.

Julie said...

what a neat thing, eryn. these girls will probably be friends for a lifetime. how cool.

michelle allen said...

how great that you all got connected. the internet can be such a wonderful thing.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas! guess we won't be seeing you or anyone at church since services were cancelled!

Let me know if you want to do a casual craft night. There are a few of us who have talked about just getting together for a few hours after the holidays are over.

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