Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Sweetness of Time

Today I was blessed by a little more time to spend with Almaz and some other wonderful Ethiopia moms! Almaz leaves on Friday to head back to Ethiopia, but had wanted one more time to see her babies! Thanks Kristin for hosting a precious day!

Almaz also retold me about when Grace was first brought to her and how she thought Grace would be a very hard baby to place because she was so malnurished. Yes, the first pictures of Grace were hard to see, but Mike and I never even considered saying no to her!! She was the baby God had chosen for us, and looking at her now..... I can't even begin to imagine life without her!! Also... I found out some more info about Grace's birthmom. For obvious reasons, I can't say much, but I just know that it feels like a huge weight has been lifted. Praise God! And... just maybe.... since it seems like she(Grace's birthmother) works with her( a friend's daughter's birthmother)-- she just might be friends with the birthmother of one of my friends!!! How incredible is that? And now our girls are growing up knowing eachother. God is HUGE! It was a very blessed day.

We tried to get a picture of Almaz with all the babies, but it was just a cry fest. All of the babies are in the "attached to mom" and just cried when taken out of mom's arms. :)

Here's a few of what I did manage to get.


Michael and Michelle said...
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Hauswife said...

Oh, yea! I'm so glad you got together with Almaz AGAIN, you lucky duck!

I can't even imagine Gracie not in your family, Suz... What a blessing!

Michael and Michelle said...

Seriously! Why don't I live there??? I can't believe you had more time with Almaz!!!
I am still jealous from the picnic and now I am jealous about the play date.
No really, I am so glad you got to spend more time with Almaz!!!!


Eryn said...

what a sweet day!

The Gresham Clan said...

It was an AWESOME day! I feel so blessed to have had time to spend with her and feel like we know more about our babies and Ethiopia. She is such an incredible woman. I had a blast w/ you - of course :)! Talk soon...

Our journey said...

Thanks for the extra information! I may be clinically insane before I hear about my daughter if it takes much longer!

A Team said...

I can hardly stand it that you got to hang out with Almaz :-)

Thanks so much for sharing pics with her. I adore that woman and felt such a bond with her when we were in ET.

I just smile seeing her picture on your blog.


Teabo Chica said...

SHUT UP! I am jealous and you know it, But I am so thrilled about the sweet converstion you had. I want to see you again, lets go fake shopping! Sorry I am watching the budget with loosing like half of retirement on stocks lately so fake shopping sounds good to you? :)


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