3500 miles from here to there and back again. This trip that was more difficult in ways I hadn't imagined (lost cell phone and connections) and easier in ways that I had thought would be difficult (puking in car-driving late into the night).
We met the most amazing and inspiring people (E), saw exciting things- like a giant T-Rex Dinosaur and Mommy got all excited over the Wright Brothers and Amelia Erhart's airplanes. We got upclose and personal with Florida's wildlife (no I don't mean my relatives but good guess- ha ha).
Mama was pushed to discover things she could do- like drive a boat and ride a huge bike in Disney pedestrian traffic- phew- thank goodness I was running again before we left. We went down water-slides both in-doors and outdoors, became expert PB and J sandwich makers-laugh. We broke little rules here and there- we laughed at our mistakes and enjoyed our triumphs. We tossed some of our goals in the air and were very thankful for some small but miraculous moments.
In my rediscovery of the USA I discovered something I hadn't expected to -I discovered that I really love my kids-and they love me too. Not that love at first site love that I once had for them and the people I thought they would be-but I mean after 1 seriously difficult year for all of us- I've fallen in love with who they are. Being a mom still doesn't come naturally to me and it may be something that never does-but I can now distinguish the difference between my concerns and insecurities about motherhood and my love for my children.
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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