Sunday, April 17, 2011

good company

I've said this before, but it bears repeating: one of the best surprises of this adoption process has been the amazing people we have met along the way. I love knowing that Z will grow up with many other boys and girls who will share his experience of being an Ethiopian adoptee, and we certainly benefit from connecting with other adoptive parents.

One of these precious families just recently returned home from their first trip, where they attended a court hearing and were officially named as the PARENTS of an absolutely gorgeous little girl. We are so thrilled for them! Last night we brought dinner over to their house and shared stories as our children played together. There are 4 boys between our two families -- can't wait to see a girl in the mix soon!

Z and C are the same age and up to all the same tricks!

Don't mind Nathan's tiny chair...

And as if I didn't love her enough already, this morning Melissa's blog post absolutely blew me away. Click here to read a well-written, well-thought-out, and just plain awesome post that summarizes her new-found perspective on Ethiopian adoption. It makes me want to poke the person next to me and say, "Hey, I know her!" So thankful God has given us such great companions on this road.


  1. Every picture is absolutely adorable! I love love LOVE that look on Z's face whie he is sitting on my marginally clean kitchen floor with N's backpack on. :)

    The picture of Nathan at the table cracks me up. Hahhahaa

    And I love the last picture. Although it makes me feel a bit...melancholy? No, that's not quite the right word... Anyway, there is definitely room for at least one more kiddo on Nathan's lap! :)

    Thanks for the great soup, we had it for lunch the next day. And thanks for the wonderful company. You guys are the greatest!