follia-e-bellezza: Hey I just wanted to tell you that I think it's pretty cool that you've adopted a child from Ethiopia<3 what do you think of the people from Ethiiopia?
Thank you for your kind words. I have been blessed to travel to the continent of Africa 3 times. I am so in love with Africa, but clearly my heart is in Ethiopia. We speak Amharic (basic) at home, do culture class and eat the food as much as possible. I am proud my son knows that he is Ethiopian-American. the people in Ethiopia and Ethiopians I have met here are the most gracious, wonderfully sweet, generous loving people!!!
Also, my son is Tigray!!!
Here we are again, another mothers day. As I am writing this, our beautiful son is sitting next to me reading a superhero book. He can’t read the words, but I have read it to him so many times, we knows most if it by heart. He is so amazing Z. He is so scrappy and gritty and energetic and smart. He is loving and caring. He is generous and kind. He is so many things Z and I know that much of this is because of you. Later tonight we will draw you something special and decide which picture we should put with his drawing and this letter. I think about you on a daily basis. As our life become busier and busier, I think of you more. You are so enmeshed in our conversations, in our lives. I so wish that on this Mother’s Day, I could hug you. I so want to tell you how much I appreciate you. I want to tell you how much I love you. I want you to know that we haven’t ever forgotten you or the amazingly wonderful gift you gave me in our son. Happy Mother’s Day Z. We love you. I love you. Our son loves you.
I found this post and wanted to share it.
Building my family through adoption has been one of the best things I have ever done. However, being active in a community where the pain and hurt of not having kids, waiting for your kids, waiting to be chosen to parent a kid, miscarriages, runaway kids, failed matches, and the inability to conceive are real. The pain and loss is very real. Let’s celebrate woman-hood this Mother’s Day. Let’s love each other and hug each other and know that some people may not LOVE this holiday as much as others. Let’s be gentle with each other.