Monday, January 10, 2011

Sweet Words from Ethiopia

I received a few emails from families who have traveled recently and who met our daughter waiting in Ethiopia.  We just can't wait to meet her!!! 

"my daughters and I have fallen madly in love with your daughter.  We are in Addis and have spent a lot of time at ________ -- and she stole our hearts right away"

"She is such a sweetie!  She followed me around wherever I went helping me and always had her arm around me!  She is shy and quiet and I could tell she was so hungry for the love of a Mom.  You are so blessed to be adding her to your your little girl! "

" they spent lots of time with her. They LOVED her!! We love her name too"

 "I got to spend a bunch of time with _____________.  It is my pleasure to inform you that she is a fantastically sweet child and you are very lucky to have her joining your family.  If I could, I'd like to tell you a quick story about __________.  It's actually one of my favorite memories of our entire trip.  Early one morning at _______ I was sitting just outside the door of a classroom we were working on, stirring a bucket of paint.  Nobody else was around.  I heard something and looked up and across the courtyard.  ___________had come around the corner from the soccer court and was yelling someones name.  She stopped when she saw me, smiled, ran across the courtyard, and gave me a giant hug.  She really is one of the sweetest children I've ever met."


  1. Thanks for sharing this, Rebecca. It really gives a beautiful picture of your new daughter, more meaningful than seeing her actual face!