The days on the long road of one families Ethiopian Adoption

This blog started out as a way to record the twists, turns, highs and lows in my families journey to adopt siblings from Ethiopia. Now our children are home and we have just finished celebrating our first year as a family.

I'm Kimberly (or Fendesha), an adventurous person who aspires to be a vagabond- but for now- I spend all of my free time travelling and my down time thinking of travelling. I'm a mom of 3 (the oldest being my gorgeous canine companion), a IT project manager, and on occasion I find myself the primary writer of this blog.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Debritu and the Velveteen Rabbit

I can't tell you what it feels like to receive pictures of "your" children while you wait for your Court Date. Our friends L and T just emailed us probably the most wonderful email I've received in my life. It included information and pictures of Debritu.

Knowing somebody (that we personally have a friendship with) that has seen Debritu- makes her feel more "real" than the referral information from our agency. Just knowing that one of our friends -touched her and saw a nanny caring for her- makes my heart sing. It makes her "real" for us.

I can't tell you what we were more excited about- receiving the pictures- or knowing that somebody actually saw her!!!

It was an amazing surprise and one that has distracted us for most of this afternoon.

so-a huge thank you to all of you who have taken pictures for a waiting family. I never assumed we'd receive any additional photos, so when they came to us, it was with great surprise-

I just can't tell you how meaningful it is to receive these photos!!!!
I just can't tell you how emotional I feel and how much they have affected how we feel about Debritu- suddenly- she's "real".

All I can think of is the Velveteen Rabbit (giggle).

oh- and have I mentioned that she's BEAUTIFUL and ticklish too... (laugh)

Closed-with much happiness and excitement-and holy cow- I have a "real" daughter...

with blessings,


Evelyn said...

Wow, wow, wow, that is so special! She is adorable and I hope you get to see her and her brother soon! Congratulations on the special connection.

kristine said...

Yipee! That is so terrific!

I'm so happy for you!

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