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Saturday, January 17, 2009

New friends and Ugly Doll

On Thursday evening I had the pleasure of meeting a couple, Michelle and Bruce, who are from the area that have just started their home study and are planning an adoption from Ethiopia. It was nice to sit down with someone that has the same fears I had at that stage and to help them understand the process a little better. Unfortunately for them I didn't sugar coat it and did let them know that it will be a hard process but it will be worth it in the end. Upon my arrival I was greeted with not only friendly faces and new found friendship but as well with a gift. My very first "Ugly doll" she made the doll, I was so surprised and appreciative of the gift. It's one of the cutest things I have for Kaysen and the fact that she made it, makes it even better. So this post is dedicated to Michelle and Bruce and to our new local adoptive parents. It was a pleasure meeting you both and I look forward to sharing this journey with you and experiencing yours as well.

I also received an email from a second couple from the area today, Sarah and Alex, who I will have the pleasure of meeting tomorrow morning. I think it's so great that there are more families in our area embarking on this journey, it will not only provide us with the local support needed but will give our son some people to relate to. Meeting these couples is such an exciting thing for me and to know that I may be able to help them get through it a tad bit easier due to having been there will be a true joy. Yeahhhhh to locals adopting.

Here's a pic of me with my "ugly doll".


Malia'sMama said...

That's actually too darn cute to be labelled ugly. :) Nice that you are connecting with others on the journey.

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

Oh it is soooo adorable...


Rana said...

Oh that is the CUTEST Ugly doll ever!!!

It is so good to have other people to talk to who understand what you are going thru.

Rhonda and Kristin said...

Ugly but in a cute, strange way

mommy2natalie said...

The ugly doll is adorable! Glad to hear you connected with Michelle and Bruce... I met her a little while ago as well. It is so nice to be able to share the experience with someone who is on the same journey!